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Christopher Harvie - Broonland - 9781844674398 - V9781844674398
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Description for Broonland Paperback. An indictment of the architect of New Labour, Gordon Brown. It shows how Brown came to preside over a bankrupt country on the brink of economic and political breakdown. Taking us on a tour of Britain, it explores the ever-widening disparity between rich and poor, and how manufacturing was replaced by 'retail, entertainment and recreation'. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JMC; HBJD1; HBLX; JPHL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 19. Weight in Grams: 272.
How did the intellectually intimidating, industrious architect of the New Labour project become its maligned and feckless undertaker? In this scathing, witty indictment of Gordon Brown's tenure as prime minister, Christopher Harvie says goodbye to Broon by exploring the Britain New Labour helped create. It is a place where the gap between rich and poor grows ever wider and manufacturing has been replaced by 'retail, entertainment and recreation' (for which read shopping, gambling and drinking). Now that the casino economy has veered wildly out of control, and our public utilities and industries have been auctioned to the highest bidder, ... Read more

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About Christopher Harvie
Christopher Harvie is Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Scotland and Fife. Harvie is visiting professor at Strathclyde and Aberystwyth universities and serves on the board of the European Centre for Federalism Studies, Tübingen, Germany. His many books include Scotland and Nationalism, Fool's Gold, and Broonland.

Reviews for Broonland
A capacious critique of this most complex of modern British politicians ... his biographical connection with Brown ... turns Harvie into something like a polymathic Jiminy Cricket, perfectly perched at the PM's shoulder ... Harvie possesses a map to the full hinterland of Gordon Brown.
Pat Kane
The Independent
An impish romp through the New Labour era ... Read more

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