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on 3 February 2012
I have bought the book because I found out that Skelton actually coined the term of property-owning democracy. I wanted to know a little bit more about the origins and meanings attributed to the notion. Reading this book was a pleasure as you follow Skelton on his political trajectory, and private life at the same time. I was mostly interested in how the concept came about, and found out that its lineage is much more complex as Thather, Blair or Cameroun used to portay it. For anybody interested in the politics of a concept that is now often taken for granted in British politics, this is a fascinating read. Also, Skelton's influence in later Prime ministers is fascinating! If you just want to find out a bit more about this MP who imprinted some of his thoughts onto the Tory party, it is an equally good read. Highly recommend this, even though I am not necessarily a Tory supporter! Skelton is depiected as a lovely chap which a real vision of how to make the British better off, something we often miss with contemporary politicians.
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