Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Fri 16 July 2021

The Lost Decade: 2010 – 2020

The Lost Decade: 2010 – 2020

The decade since 2010 had been one of austerity and paralysis nurturing contempt for leaders, institutions and fellow citizens and fertilising the ground for a rebellious Brexit. Alternatively, the decade could be seen as having achieved the rise of renewable energy, low crime rates, the legislation of same sex marriage and with the creative industries continuing to punch well above their weight in spite of cuts. Two of Britain’s most notable social commentators bring their definitive survey of this most tumultuous period up to date for the Covid-era and look to what lies ahead for us all in our new world.

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