This is a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the key political issues in Britain today and their impact on the electoral and policy process. The author shows how the agenda of debate has evolved from the period of post war consensus through the rise and fall of the New Right to the impact of New Labour today. Particular attention is devoted to the role of the media and to experiences such as the BSE crisis, sleaze and Britain's position in relation to Europe. This book is for those on A Level British politics courses, for undergraduate students taking introductory British politics courses, and also courses on political issues.
COLIN PILKINGTON taught politics at school and undergraduate level for over 15 years. He is a Principal Examiner in the subject for NEAB and is author of several books including Britain in the European Union Today.