The State We Need

A Guardian political book of the year

In The State We Need, published in Sepember 2013, Michael Meacher offers a coherent blueprint for Britain’s future:

The State We Need by Michael Meacher MPDespite the crash, the remote political elite in Westminster is still clinging to the same old ideas that have been tried and found wanting. We’re still told that we’re not allowed to think outside the box of Thatcherism.  Set out in The State We Need is a coherent and detailed vision around which progressive forces might group as the first step in the replacement of the failed neo-conservative market model, one that is radical but also practical.

It presents a different model for business, a reconstructed banking system, an alternative economic policy, a reconfigured power structure, an industrial policy geared to the revival of manufacturing, a sharply different approach to employment and welfare, as well as inequality in society, and a fundamental reassessment of the handling of climate change.

Special offer for Labour party members, and readers of Left Futures and this blog: order at a discounted rate of only £10 per copy. Send a cheque, along with your name and address, to: Michael Meacher, c/o House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.

George Monbiot

“This is a powerful manifesto for a just nation…”

Full review 

Robert Skidelsky

“The State We Need is a must-read for all radicals…”

Full review 

Caroline Lucas MP

“[T]his book is a much-needed beacon of hope for a better future…”

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Larry Elliot, Guardian Economics Editor

“Michael Meacher has observed the rise and fall of market capitalism over the past forty years and his book is important for two reasons…”

Full review 

Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC

“This is a welcome contribution to the debate about how to build a stronger, more equal Britain…”

Full review 

5 Responses to “The State We Need”

  1. donald cuthbert Says:

    is it not about time that we told the people the truth that if we want a fully funded nhs and defence forces and police force and infrastructure that we are going to have to pay more tax , when i started work income tax was 33p in the pound and we had fantastic services , it is all right promising the world i.e tax cuts but we cannot pay for everything on the present tax scale

  2. Dominic Curran Says:

    We need National Interest Capitalism, NAO!

  3. Elizabeth Feeney, Miss Says:

    Blessings Mr Michael Meacher MP, It was an honour to met you on Saturday at the 10,000 Cuts & Counting Ceremony in Solidarity for all the sick, disabled, & vulnerable. I feel very blessed and humbled to meet you and have support you in all you do for us disabled God Bless you. I look forward to reading your new book and have taken upon myself to promote your new book on my wordpress blog the link as above. We being my fiance and I are avid readers of your blog and try to get the word out to the general public as much as we can. With Kind Regards and Respect…

  4. Fran Anderson Says:

    Dear Mr Meacher,
    Im a free lance journalist and campaigner around issues of economic and social justice.
    your book is excellent and I would be very honoured to be able to interview you and help promote your book.

  5. stuart marshall Says:

    will this be coming out in paperback?

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