Living on an estate in Clapham, Polly Toynbee started from scratch and found that if she were truly unemployed, she would not even be able to afford a new job, and that faced with starvation, it's impossible not to sink into debt. This book provides an account of her courageous intention to live and work on the minimum wage.
What have they really achieved? Did Iraq overshadow all? Did public services improve after all? Were the targets reached, the promises met? This book presents an analysis of the Labour Party's performance.
Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2021 brings together cartoons from the nation's finest satirists, along with captions from Britain's leading cartoon expert, to tell the story of another tumultuous twelve months.
This is the go-to textbook on UK Politics and Government for all A-level Politics students studying on the Edexcel specification. Alongside the book is a companion website featuring extra case studies, further sample student answers with annotations, tips for planning and organising revision, a list of resources for further study and more.
A balanced and objective assessment of the financial consequences of Scottish independence from Gavin McCrone, one of the UK's top economists with decades of involvement in the devolution and independence debates.
Carrie Johnson is without doubt a very modern prime ministerial spouse. This examination of her career and life offers the electorate the chance to assess exactly what role she plays in Boris Johnson's unpredictable administration and why that matters.
A study of prime ministerial leadership in Britain and Australia. Tony Blair and John Howard were election winning leaders in two similar countries. They succeeded in dominating politics for over 10 years, but both fell dramatically from office. This book asks how these prime ministers established such predominant positions.
This exciting new reader brings together some of the best recent sociological writing on British society. The volume features carefully selected extracts from books and journals, which have been chosen for the high quality of their sociological analysis and their relevance to understanding social change.
Too often we see Islam and Muslims portrayed as fanatical jihadists or helpless victims of western oppression. This book provides a rare insight into what, as the book's title states, the average Muslim makes of it all.
This important new text provides an up-to-date account of the complex interrelationship between politics and the media in Britain. It starts by setting key policy areas in the context of technological convergence, globalization and initiatives at European level. It then addresses the key issues the role of the media in politics and elections.
From his eccentric South London working class childhood to running one of the biggest cities in the world, Livingstone is one of the very few politicians to have scored a major victory over the Thatcher Government and has championed issues as diverse as the environment, gay rights and anti-racism. This title tells his story.
This text examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in British politics in an accessible form. It introduces fresh angles to long-studied topics, analyzing views of different historians.
The comprehensively revised and updated third edition provides a lively and concise introduction to political, economic and social life in Britain. It offers an ideal starting point for students and general readers looking for an introduction to contemporary Britain that is readable, informative, sophisticated and thought-provoking.
The constitution of Britain is changing rapidly, and the House of Lords is next on the agenda for reform. This book provides an international context, using material as yet unpublished in the UK. What can we learn from the appointed Canadian Senate, the elected Australian Senate, the German federal Bundesrat, or our other European neighbours.
Bringing together an all-new set of chapters by leading authorities, Developments in British Politics 9 provides a systematic, accessible and state of the art account of the legacy of New Labour and of the new world of coalition government and austerity politics ushered in by the 2010 election.