The Last days of Gordon Brown
April 07, 2010 19:00Tagged as:
SNP MP Christopher Harvie discusses ‘Broonland’, his scathing and witty indictment of the architect of New Labour, Gordon Brown.
Housmans – radical booksellers since 1945
‘The Last days of Gordon Brown’ with Christopher Harvie
Wednesday 7th April, 7pm
How did the intellectually intimidating, industrious architect of the New Labour project become its maligned and feckless undertaker?
Offering an indictment of the architect of New Labour, Christopher Harvie details 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' - otherwise known as shopping, gambling and drinking.
Looking at how a deregulated, casino economy veered wildly out of control, and how Britain's public utilities and industries were privatised and sold off to the highest bidder, ‘Broonland’ is both an essential anatomy of New Labour's bankrupt policies and a caustic portrait of a decade that went from boom to bust.
Join the author as he discusses his latest publication at Housmans. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers and to have books signed.
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