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Falling Down by Phil Burton-Cartledge
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Sep 14, 2021 | ISBN 9781839760365

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“As the UK enters its 11th successive year of Conservative majority rule, Falling Down is an important and timely intervention. Burton-Cartledge breaks through the self-referential debates on the left to provide a rigorous and acute analysis of British Conservatism, filling a significant lacuna in left strategic thought. Falling Down should be considered critical reading socialist academics, activists and poli-ticians alike.’”
—Grace Blakeley, author of The Corona Crash

“A masterful account of the long view. Fewer people are benefitting from Conservative policies each decade. The party then has to rely more and more on the fears of older voters for support. Phil Burton Cartledge persuasively explains how the Tories are running out of rope even while appearing to poll so well.”
—Danny Dorling, author of Inequality and the 1%

“A lucid, perceptive and indispensable study of one of the most successful political parties in history, and the one that has utterly dominated British politics since the dawn of mass suffrage: the Conservative Party. Understanding the recent history of the Tories is essential to any at-tempt to get to grips with the contemporary UK, and this book makes a crucial contribution to that understanding.”
—Jeremy Gilbert, author of Twenty-first Century Socialism

Falling Down’s autopsy of the Conservative Party is … a timely one … an important contribution to the kind of militant political science the left desperately needs.”
—Alfie Steer, Tribune

“Enjoyable and revealing. Burton-Cartledge does a fine job of putting forward a bold thesis”
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—Oscar Rickett, i news

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Falling Down provides a useful overview of Conservative politics throughout the decades since Thatcher, and of the leading political actors that have shaped Britain.”
—Sabrina Huck, Red Pepper

—Chris Bambery, Counterfire

“A welcome respite from the short-termism of other commentators.”
—Freddie Hayward, New Statesman

“A must-read … this book offers exquisite, well-sourced chronicles of the events under-pinning [Burton-Cartledge’s] thesis.”
—Peter Kenyon, Chartist

“Burton-Cartledge has a good point to make: one of the reasons for the Tories’ continuing success is that their opponents never take them seriously enough.”

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