Peter Bruggen brings clarity to an area clouded by rhetoric and spin. The book is written with regret, not bile. The torchlight of Bruggen's writing illuminates the day on day effects of Thatchers radical agenda. Avoiding polemic, the book explores the good, the bad and the ugly -through personal incident rather than cold statistics. Bruggen speaks lucidly from first hand experience. His scope is refreshingly human in scale -constructive not destructive in tone. However, the pure weight of the evidence so persuasively presented will challenge even the most ardent Thatcherite. Don't claim to have an opinion on the subject unless you've read this book.