Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain

Captive State The Corporate Takeover of Britain A devastating indictment of the corruption at the heart of the British State by one of our most popular media figures

  • Title: Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain
  • Author: George Monbiot
  • ISBN: 9780330369435
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback
  • A devastating indictment of the corruption at the heart of the British State by one of our most popular media figures.

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    1. An account of how big business has used its lobbying power and top-level contacts to shape UK policy and the economy in its favour. If you ever wanted to know why the British government so rarely steers the country in the direction wished for by the general populace, this book contains a number of case studies that detail the corporate takeover that began under the Tories around the time of Thatcher and accelerated under Blair. I cannot think of a book that has made me more angry or more worried [...]

    2. Now Angrier Than Ever! Many layers are here peeled away from the rotting vegetable called the Westminster. By the way, Austin Westminsters were powerful six cylinder cars for the senior, but not boardroom level managers of the upper-middle echelons of British road hoggery in the 1950's and 60's. The Cambridge on the other hand was a four cylinder car equivalent to the later Cortina. Why I am saying this? I am too angry to do anything, except revert to a a kind of childhood-dream state where cars [...]

    3. Rarely has a book ever made me feel so angry and so damn impotent. Everything is for sale - they have patented human organs, charged hospitals for life saving research. Schools are now run by Tesco, and GM foods are awash with illegal poisons that can't even be labelled. The sheer hubris of the mega corporations beggars belief. Everything you ever feared about their internecine money spinning webs is true - demonstrably so. In a lot of hands this could have been a dry, turgid, regurgitation of n [...]

    4. One of the great myths of contemporary politics is that the private sector is more efficient than the public, and that we can solve many of our current social ills by having the private sector do what the public sector is alleged to have failed at to do: let's see – the private sector goal is to make a profit for private owners; in the public, to deliver services in the common interest. Somehow the assumptions of the harness-the-private-sector approach to public service development seem flawed [...]

    5. Although published in 2000, George Monbiot's meticulous research gives him an almost prophetic visionary grasp of the world of international politics and the encroachment of big business into every sphere of the establishment, so it's relevant still, and ever more urgent in 2017. There are moments of poetry through his wonderful use of language, as there are many moments of sheer outrage at all the hidden machinations he exposes so ruthlessly. The final paragraphs remind readers that it is down [...]

    6. This book was written in 2000, but everything within still rings true today- if not more so.There are many of us who have known what is going on in Britain for a long time, but there are many more who choose to stick their heads in the sand or marginalise those in the know as crackpot conspiracy theorists. I wish they would read this book. It would, or should, make them angry. What has happened, not just in Britain, these past few decades is nothing short of a scandal. The more people become awa [...]

    7. Monbiot really is a 'Marmite' person for me. He equally inspires and infuriates with some of his views but I wholehearted agreed with this book as my first introduction to his writing.

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