JILTED GENERATION: how Britain has bankrupted its youth with Ed Howker and Shiv Malik
Tuesday 1st February 2011
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Birmingham Library Theatre,
Central Library, Birmingham
Are you in debt?
Are you unemployed?
Do you rent your house knowing you could never afford to get on the property ladder?
Or worst still, are you living with your parents unable to afford renting?
Do you worry that you might never afford to get married or start a family?
If you have answered yes to two or more of the questions above, welcome to the jilted generation.
JILTED GENERATION lifts the lid on the legacy left to Britain’s younger generation and sets out, for the very first time, how the next generation can succeed where this one has failed.
Drawing on their own startling new research, twenty-something journalists Ed Howker and Shiv Malik argue that, in stark contrast to their parents’ generation, millions of young Britons today face the most uncertain future since the early 1930s. Radical, angry and passionate, JILTED GENERATION takes a closer look at who’s to blame for locking out Britain’s youth – and leaving our country not just broken but broke.
The jilted generation refers to those born after Thatcher came to power and who face unprecedentedly hard times. Sure, we have i-Phones, Xboxes and the internet but we were also told that if we spent thousands on higher education and improving our prospects, we’d get a good job, a home, and a life…
This is the sad, maddening story of how the younger generation’s future, once alive with possibility, is being strangled by the culture of short-termism fostered by a nation riddled with inequality, elitism and political corruption. Written with an irrepressible energy, this radical, passionate and carefully argued book is a call-to-arms that will define the movement of a generation – to claim back the future of those who have been jilted by society. Copies of JILTED GENERATIONwill be on sale for you to buy at this event and get signed by the writers.
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