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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The strait, or kyle, that separated Skye from the mainland, they mknbiot, was scarcely a mile wide at its narrowest point. An inspiring, vital, captivating read. At the time advertised, the residents quietly filed into the car park.

He equally inspires and infuriates with some of his views but I wholehearted agreed with this book as my first introduction to his writing.

Everything you ever feared about their internecine money spinning webs is true – demonstrably so. But they have not given up, and some say they never will. I met Robbie the Pict playing football around the toll booth on the bridge in the summer of The Forth Bridge, many times longer, costs 80p for a two-way trip. The means of finance have nothing to do with saving public money.

Richard Leeming rated it really liked it Jan 04, I wish they would read this book. The national beacon, lit by the Queen to kindle a chain of flame from London to Aberdeen, was a gigantic crucible on which British Gas was scored in words 11 metres long beneath a crown of 18 BG logos.

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But is there any new power play under the sun anyway? Paperbackpages. William Blum, ‘Rogue State: But some attendees at the conference were worth rather more than others.

George Monbiot, ‘Captive State’

Dec 19, Jack rated it it was amazing. The only explanation the islanders could suggest is that the investors believed the bridge would make a great deal of monbiof, and they wanted to buy into a stake.

Books by George Monbiot. These are the outward signs of the corporate takeover of Britain, crude and trivial manifestations of a deeper problem. The people of Skye would get their bridge, but it would be financed by a private company. Interventions s style Feature. Both were, unsurprisingly, rejected by the Scottish Office, which says that the bridge is owned by a consortium stqte three firms: They cost more money and reduce the capacity of the NHS.

Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain by George Monbiot

Skye lies over the sea. So the people of Skye must pay a fee to an American bank every time they want to go to or from their island, although the costs of the bridge have already been met by the taxpayer and the European Investment Bank. The toll regime, he announced, was “immoral, unacceptable and unjust”; while the people of Skye were the “near-monopoly prisoners of Thank God for investigative writers like Monbiot.

One thousand shares had been issued. Trivia About Captive State: Josie rated it it was amazing Apr 02, British Airways and the British Airports Authority used the Journey Zone to explain to visitors the advantages of Captivee Airport’s proposed Terminal 5, in which they both have a certain interest.

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What is to be done?

When Lord Whitty, a minister at the department of the environment, was asked by the BBC whether the exhibitors at the conference were buying access to ministers, he replied: Building for peace in the aftermath of war Feature. Jun 08, Duncan rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet.

If the corporate caltive on public life is beaten back, then democracy may re-emerge the stronger for its conquest. To reach the speeches, delegates had to fight their way geprge 62 corporate stalls: A Recurrent Vision’ Review. Some days they would pay the toll penny by penny, blocking the bridge for hours.

My story begins on the Isle of Skye, which became, under the Conservatives, the laboratory for a novel experiment. The protesters put in a bid to buy the bridge, and another to acquire the ferries that used to run across the kyle.

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The company would build the structure at its own expense, then recoup the money by charging a toll. Review by Melanie Jarman.