James Meek, author of Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs To Someone Else
in conversation with Dr Dave Whyte (University of Liverpool School of Law & Social Justice)
Novelist and journalist James Meek shows how Britain's common wealth became private, and the impact it has had on us all: from the growing shortage of housing to spiralling energy bills. He explores the human stories behind the incremental privatization of the nation over the last three decades and shows how, as our national assets are sold, ordinary citizens are handed over to private tax-gatherers, and the greatest burden of taxes shifts to the poorest. In the end, it is not only public enterprises that have become private property, but we ourselves.