A manifesto for the future of Britain from a brilliant young voice in politics.
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Georgia Gould is a Labour Party councillor for Kentish Town ward in the London Borough of Camden. Elected when she was 24, she has spent the last two years as the borough's Children's Champion, leading projects on youth unemployment, educational attainment and young people's civic engagement. She is also a Trustee of Queen's Crescent Community Association, Chair of Caversham Nursery and a Governor of William Ellis School. Previously she worked as the Digital Manager at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and as the Labour Party Organiser and agent during the successful 2005 election campaign in Mitcham and Morden. She graduated in 2008 from St Catherine's College Oxford with a History and Politics degree and has a Masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.Review:
this is a worthy exploration of Britain's most neglected group of voters -- Andrew Neather * Evening Standard * A rousing argument . . . packed full of anecdotes, research and statistics * New Statesman * Gould's approach is conscientious and nuanced . . . her vision of how and where politics and youth, like self-reliance and empathy, might combine is persuasive * Times Literary Supplement * This book merits attention from the old fogeys at the top of the tree. They might find they learn something, once they start listening * Prospect * Wasted is the product of detailed research and interviews with an impressive variety of young people and policy wonks * New Statesman * No one could read Wasted and maintain a view of Britain's youth as couch potatoes and feral hedonists * Herald * Georgia Gould rails persuasively against the persistent attempts to scapegoat Generation Y for the ills of society -- Owen Jones * New Statesman * Anybody who cares about the future of our country, whether an entrepreneur, or involved in civil society or politics, should read this well-written, well-researched book. Indeed, it is a wake-up call for politicians both national and local that should be prescribed reading. Young, wise, passionate, brimming with ideas * Progress * An easy-to-read manifesto that debunks the derogatory tabloid stereotype of useless, narcissistic hoodies, thugs, yobs and chavs . . . an urgent missive from a moment in time . . . Gould offers a vision of Britain that will improve if it embraces the talents of its internet-savvy, multitasking, adaptable young people -- Bidisha * Observer *
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Book Description Little, Brown, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. In stock ready to dispatch from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000145372
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