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27 – 30 September

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Stig Abell – How Britain Really Works

September 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


“If you find yourself going slightly Brexit bonkers, then this book will explain why. An excellent, incisive and witty analysis of how this country works, or as so often… doesn’t!”

So writes Piers Morgan of How Britain Really Works: Understanding the Ideas and Institutions of a Nation by Stig Abell, a man better qualified than most to opine on all things British. In his relatively short life (he is 38), he has been director of the Press Complaints Commission, managing editor of The Sun and a presenter on LBC and Radio 4’s Front Row. He is currently editor of The Times Literary Supplement.

In this, his first book, he guides us through our institutions, assessing how and why they got to where they are and whither they are bound. Have you ever wondered why the NHS always seems to be running out of money? Why we have so many different types of school? Or why we are fed up with intervening in other countries’ wars but still want to remain a global power? If so, this event is for you.


September 30, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Marlborough Town Hall
5 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1AA United Kingdom