This time next week it will be all over. The nation will have voted to decide on the future of country for the next five years. Will we continue along the route of neoliberal, right-wing orthodoxy or is there a chance for an alternative, socialist future, for a fairer, more equal society?
Political insider Peter Hain’s book Back to the future of socialism tackles those questions, challenging austerity politics and calling for fundamental changes to the structure of our society.
For your chance to win a signed copy of Peter’s book simply answer this question:
Where did Anthony Crosland first serve as a Member for Parliament?
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first five winners drawn out of the bag midnight Wednesday 6th May will receive their very own signed copy of the book. Winners will be announced on election day, of course!
What other people have said already about Back to the future of socialism:
“Indefatigably upbeat” Observer
“Hain challenges us to think hard about the nature of our commitment to social democratic ideas.” Progress
“Its strength is its pace and breadth: Hain argues for taxes on unused development land to encourage housebuilding; condemns New Labour for turning into “Nervous Labour” and leaving it until 2010 to raise the top rate of income tax to 50 per cent; and he reasons that UK banks are “anti-business”; “obsessed with the short-term” and quick profits, when small and medium-sized firms need years of support.” The Independent
“The value of this book is that it sparks the sort of lively and nuanced debate that is too often drowned out in a public discussion so dominated by neoliberal values.” Tribune
“Excellent, and very wide-ranging and knowledgeable – about the political history of the UK as well as about what is going on now. I recommend reading this book before voting, whatever you think. You may choose to disagree with various things. Or it might change your mind about whether Britain needs to “stay on track” or, if it does, is that much closer to being doomed as a society and as a state.” Amazon customer review
“Well written appraisal of what’s wrong and what might be possible in UK government policies.” Amazon customer review
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Can’t wait to win the quiz? You can also buy Back to the future of socialism at the special pre-election discount price of £9.99 (RRP £19.99) from Policy Press website or download the kindle edition for only £4.79 here. Discounts apply until midnight Friday 8th May.