The Loss of our First Freedom
Edited by Ken Coates
with chapters by: Michael Barratt Brown,
John Hughes and John Wells
A whole generation has been born, completed its schooling, and entered an increasingly hostile labour market, without ever knowing any relief from mass unemployment. In Britain, calamitous levels of unemployment amongst young people are shadowed by poverty, rising crime, and growing fear of crime.
In this book John Wells has shown how far the British unemployment statistics are polluted, and his testimony has not been effectively challenged. His evidence is reinforced by that of John Hughes, who has shown a similar level of pollution of the employment statistics.