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    DescriptionThis was supposed to be the era when democracy came into its own, but instead power and wealth in Britain have slowly been consolidated the hands of a small elite, while the rest of the country struggles financially and switches off politically. We are now ruled by a gang of fat-cats with fingers in every pie who squabble for power among themselves while growing richer. Bored with watching corrupt politicians jockeying for power, ordinary Britons are feeling disconnected from politics and increasingly cynical about the back-scratching relationship between politicians and big business. The New Few shows us what has led to this point, and asks the critical questions: why has Britain become a more unequal society over the past thirty years? Why have the banks been bailed out with taxpayers' money, while bankers are still receiving huge bonuses? Why have those responsible not been held accountable for the financial crash? Why has power in Britain become so concentrated in the hands of corrupt politicians who have been exposed cheating their constituents in the expenses scandal? Despite this bleak diagnosis, there are solutions to the rise of the new ruling class in the modern West. The New Few sets out some of the ways in which we can restore our democracy, bringing back real accountability to British business and fairness to our society.


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    Title
    The New Few
    Subtitle
    Or a Very British Oligarchy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ferdinand Mount
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 502 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847378002
    ISBN 10: 1847378005
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    BIC subject category V2: JPH, JPZ, KCX
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    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DB
    DC23: 339.20941
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    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    26 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ferdinand Mount was born in 1939. For many years he was a columnist at the Spectator and then the Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times. In between, he was head of the Downing Street Policy Unit and then editor of the Times Literary Supplement. He is now a prize-winning novelist and author of, most recently, the bestselling memoir Cold Cream. He lives in London.