Buy Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain Reprints by George Monbiot (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. Big business is carving up the UK. This century’s defining battle will be between democracy and corporate culture, writes George Monbiot in his. Nicholas Lezard feels his blood boil at corporate barbarism after reading George Monbiot’s Captive State: the Corporate Takeover of Britain.

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Rather than be defeated by this, it had devised a new and remarkable solution. Also in this Issue Welcome to Hell News. These are the outward signs of capptive corporate takeover of Britain, crude and trivial manifestations of a deeper problem.

Before the election, the consortium to which it belonged won the contract to build the privately financed A30 dual carriageway in Devon. In its hurry to get the bridge built, the Scottish Office had initiated compulsory purchase proceedings but forgot to complete them.

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Feminist thoughts on nonviolent interventions Feature. Monbot islands cwptive to the mainland coast were served by roads; was it not time for Skye to be connected to the national network?

They are seizing powers previously invested in government, and using them to distort public life to suit their own ends. Thank God for investigative writers like Monbiot. They would bring cardboard cheques so large that they wouldn’t fit through the toll-booth window. Dec 19, Jack rated it it was amazing. Although published inGeorge 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 It started with a petition, circulated by the West Highland Free Press.


Public funds spent on building a bridge would be funds not spent on the island’s health and education. The Skye Bridge would be the first project built under something called the private finance initiative PFI.

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Why I am saying this? Jan 23, Chasquis rated it it was amazing.

Building for peace in heorge aftermath of war Feature. Robbie Cormack, a big man with a ginger moustache, brought out a clipboard. The government shows few signs of concern about this coup d’etat.

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There is a lot in here to be get angry about: Return to Book Page. Nonviolent intervention at the start of the 21st Century Feature. To my astonishment, he called back, and we talked for egorge an hour.

The meeting on renewing democracy and rebuilding communities was financed by Tesco, widely blamed for shattering communities with their out-of-town superstores.

The means of finance have nothing to do with saving public money. The toll regime, Robbie believed, breached Article 18 of the Act of Union, which forbids the Crown to levy a tax geprge Scotland in circumstances not encountered in England. Preventing Violent Atate in Macedonia’ Review. 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.


Jul 28, Lysergius rated it really liked it Shelves: Some days they would pay the toll penny by penny, blocking the bridge for hours. This book only takes us up to around the year or so.

Scott McKie rated it really liked it Jan 28, This, started by the Conservatives and developed by Labour, has become the means by which many new roads, bridges, rail links, schools, hospitals and prisons in Britain are now built. Legally, the land remained a designated recreation area, and Robbie and friends were lawfully entitled to play football there, and use the barrier as a goal: Another chapter explains why there are so many crappy, characterless shopping centres in our smaller cities and towns.

Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain

The local Labour candidate for the general election, Donnie Munro formerly the lead singer of Runrigtold voters: The meeting on holding government and companies to account was sponsored by the lottery company Camelot. Captive State is about the very fabric of life in Britain now, and I only wish it were fiction.

The more people become awa This book was written inbut everything within still rings true today- if not more so. Welcome to Peace Newsthe newspaper for the UK grassroots peace and justice movement.