Letter: 'Great' Britain Is Political Rhetoric
Byline: WILLIAM G HAYMES
Sir, - In his classic A History of Europe, J M Roberts writes of a political illusion in Britain, spanning the 1960s, of our 'success' in economics and foreign policy. It was an illusion spread especially by politicians themselves.
Has anything really changed? Further decline in manufacture and the accompanying collapse of care jobs replaced in the statistics by part-time and homeworking, loss of world market share, low levels of investment and ever-widening divisions of income make the boast that we are a 'major, economic power' idle, macho nonsense.
Rather, such rhetoric polishes an illusion - one fed and nourished by a vast …
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Publication information: Article title: Letter: 'Great' Britain Is Political Rhetoric. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: February 27, 2002. Page number: 10. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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