• How Britain Really Works

  • Understanding the Ideas and Institutions of a Nation
  • By: Stig Abell
  • Narrated by: Stig Abell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-03-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • 5 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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A witty, engaging and wide-ranging attempt to understand the country we now live in. 

Getting to grips with Great Britain is harder than ever. We are a nation that chose Brexit, rejects immigration but is dependent on it, is getting older but less healthy, is more demanding of public services but less willing to pay for them, is tired of intervention abroad but wants to remain a global authority. 

We have an overstretched free health service (an idea from the 1940s that may not survive the 2020s), overcrowded prisons, a military without an evident purpose, an education system the envy of none of the Western world. In short, we are a fascinating social experiment, conducted on the fly, in a world in which untried technology is completely changing how we talk, act and are expected to behave. 

How did we get here, and where are we going? 

©2018 Stig Abell (P)2018 John Murray Press

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