Britain's Power Elites: The Rebirth of a Ruling Class
Nobody runs this place. Britain is half hobby farm and half council estate. The ruling classes busy themselves with adventures in the global economy and leave their placemen to take responsibility for a shambles they can do nothing to change. The media and the Westminster political elite collude in fantasy politics and earnestly worry about public cynicism. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and we're all one big happy family. There is no great mystery or secret to power in Britain; the buck stops nowhere. The clever and the strong rule as they have always done. Soon the New Conservatism or the New Liberalism will change everything so that everything can remain the same. Hywel Williams describes the workings of power in Britain today, how status is awarded, how the spoils are divided. It isn't pretty, but it is recognisably a picture of where we live.
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