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Fixing Britain. The Business of Reshaping Our Nation

  • ID: 2239621
  • Book
  • February 2012
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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If Fundamental Reform Does Not Take Place then We Are Dean in the Water.

Globalisation Does Not Take Prisoners.

Britain Must Become Fit For Purpose in the 21st Century.

Digby Jones, the face of British business , is one of the world s most acclaimed business commentators. With a renowned straight–talking approach, he has held some of the highest positions in British business.

In his candid and forthright style, Fixing Britain puts the spotlight on critical national and international issues and lays out the essential reform urgently needed for the growth of our nation. Knowledgeable, authoritative and independent, Digby highlights how untenable the status quo is in the UK, and sets out how Britain can get back in and stay in the globalised game.

Sending a clear message to government, business leaders, strategists and the media, Fixing Britain explores the effective linkage of change at all levels, from Westminster to education, the public and private sectors, our social cohesion and our sense of common purpose.

Never afraid to say what others are thinking, Digby Jones presents some stark truths and some plain common sense answers.

One of the most remarkable people I have ever come across. His commitment, his dedication and his enthusiasm are quite extraordinary. He is a great British patriot. Tony Blair, as Prime Minister CBI Annual Dinner, May 2006

Digby is a trend spotter to keep Governments and commentators on their toes. Alastair Stewart OBE/TV News

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1 Five Minutes to Midnight Time for Change 1

2 The Voice of Business 33

3 The Globe–Trotting Goat Tethered by Westminster and Whitehall 83

4 Education, Education, Education? 125

5 The World Moves East 159

6 The Business of Politics: Fixing the System 199

7 Taxing Britain Out of Business 233

8 The Gimme Society 265

9 Our Great Britain 287

Acknowledgements 305

Index 306

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Michael Wilson
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