I have reviewed "The End Of Politics..." at greater length on my own blogsite, hopefully accessible from here via my username, so I'll be brief with a few extracts from that review here.
The first seven chapters cover "The End". It is a fair portrayal of how and why our current political system is rotten to the core. The political class are portrayed as knowing full well what they are doing, probably only wanting to be sure they see their time out before the consequences of their actions catch up. It is perhaps not surprising that one commentator has already suggested that in days gone by, someone from within who exposed the true nature of how we are overtaxed, overregulated, overgoverned, badly governed and governed by the wrong people (EU bureaucrats, the opinion forming elite etc) would probably have been burned at the stake.
The second half, "The Birth", suggests that the digital revolution will render the Big Government model obsolete, as choice displaces top down prescription. "A cultural revolution is coming that will unseat the constructivist elite", it is suggested, where taxpayers decide to buy less prescribed government services, make more of their own decisions and keep more of their own money for this purpose, all aided by technology.
All in all, a very bold and challenging promotion of how the future government of the UK need not merely comprise management of decline. Provided that the current political class accepts that the days of Big Government are over. Will it? Is this a case of the irresistible force meeting the immoveable object?
Hopefully the author's conclusion, that our best days lie ahead and that we will be healthier, wealthier and happier in several generations' time after Big Government has been laid to rest, will be borne out without too much of a crash. In the meantime, a well deserved five stars for spelling it all out.