China Takes The Biscuit (And Everything Else)
What the heck happened? We are now living through – and suffering from – the greatest financial crisis since the 19th century. But it wasn’t supposed to be like this. Our guest tonight, City Editor of the Daily Mail, Alex Brummer, has written a book which traces our gradual descent into this mess.
Way back in the days of Margaret Thatcher, Britain was the first country to adopt wholesale neo-Liberalism as an economic and political philosophy. Deregulation and the free markets triumphed: we all became shareholders and lived happily ever after… at least, that was supposed to be the idea.
Today, our industry is largely owned by faceless companies located in far-off tax havens… the middle classes are being squeezed into irrelevance… and the Chinese own vast swathes of our industry, apparently soon to include our nuclear reactors. That wasn’t what was intended – was it?
Alex’s book “Britain For Sale” cogently explains how all this happened, and he’s got our vote to be the next Chancellor.
Presented by Peter Cox with Dave Bartram and featuring the tax-efficient Ali Gardiner in the chat room.
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