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Cut Out : Living Without Welfare

Seabrook, Jeremy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: PLUTO PRESS
Published: June 9, 2016
ISBN: 9780745336183
256 pages

£12.99

Britain’s welfare state, one of the greatest achievements of our post-war reconstruction, was regarded as the cornerstone of modern society. Today, that cornerstone is wilfully being dismantled by a succession of governments, with horrifying consequences. The establishment paints pictures of so-called ‘benefit scroungers’, the disabled, the sickly and the old.

In Cut Out: Living Without Welfare, Jeremy Seabrook speaks to people whose support from the state – for whatever reason – is now being withdrawn, rendering their lives unsustainable. In turns disturbing, eye-opening, and ultimately humanistic, these accounts reveal the reality behind the headlines, and the true nature of British politics today. Published in partnership with the Left Book Club.

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