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The Dumbing Down of Britain (LBC Leading Britain's Conversation)

Duncan Barkes

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ISBN 10: 1783960949 / ISBN 13: 9781783960941
Published by Elliott & Thompson, 2015
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: The Dumbing Down of Britain (LBC Leading ...

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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For grumpy old men everywhere: what are the things that have made Britain less great? Outspoken and controversial commentator Duncan Barkes looks at the "dumbing down" of Britain

In this enjoyable diatribe, Duncan Barkes picks over the remnants of a once great nation, and hones in on the issues that he feels have changed Britain for the worse. In this dumbed-down nation, our liberty is constantly threatened by increasing state control. Barkes pulls no punches in putting modern Britain to rights, covering topics that will resonate with readers up and down the UK, including: voter apathy and the pathetic excuses given for not bothering, technology turning all of us into robots and killing conversation, the smoking ban, the demise of the traditional pub, the rise of NIMBYism, people’s inability to dress properly and the growth of the "onesie," the death of the real man, CCTV and the gathering of information on us all, and our unhealthy obsession with trash TV. As you've probably worked out for yourself, it is a pretty grumpy book.

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Duncan Barkes is a broadcaster, journalist and social commentator. He is also a former political media consultant. He has worked in talk radio for many years and also appears on various TV programmes and writes for the national press. Away from the microphone, he enjoys jazz and classic rock music, red wine, big cigars, biographies, pubs, cooking and being near the sea. He hates beetroot and lazy thinking.

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