A fully updated and revised edition of this influential polemic on the woeful realties of being young in Britain today.
Ed Howker, 29, is associate editor of The Spectator, previously worked for Channel 4 Dispatches and The Independent. Shiv Malik, 29, was listed among the Evening Standard's most influential Londoners in 2008. Between them they have written for the New Statesman, Observer, Private Eye and the Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph and have appeared on Sky News, Front Row, Newsnight, the Jeremy Vine Show as well as Radio 4's PM and The Moral Maze.
"Jilted Generation is a tirade of fury... Ed Howker and Shiv Malik stake out their complaint with a waspishness which comes from personal experience - the struggle to find somewhere to live in London, and to find a secure job...the evidence of pokey overpriced housing and endless unpaid internships piles up convincingly." Madeleine Bunting, Guardian "Following those books a fourth has just come out. Only last week we had the launch of an excellent book, The Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth by Ed Howker and Shiv Malik. They mount an argument very similar to mine with powerful evidence of the raw deal for young people in the jobs market, in housing, and in pensions and savings." David Willetts, in speech to the Policy Exchange There's a new and noisy book just out which you must read to discover why the young and the old are shouting at each other over the supper table in a way I've not heard since those great divides over drugs'n'rock'n'roll or even the Iraq invasion.A" Margareta Pagano, Independent Howker and Malik extend their analysis beyond an it's-not-fair tantrum to knit together a taut and analytically rigorous narrative of 25 years of political myopia and mismanagement, outlining a series of gross policy errors that have disproportionately benefited the old at the expense of the young. These mistakes are likely to loom large over the UK for decades.A" Miles Johnson, Spectator. Jilted Generation...brilliantly analyses the problems faced by today's generation of young adults.A" Joyce MacMillan, Scotsman The book is hard to argue withA" Bright Green, August 2010 ProvocativeA" Robert Colvile, Telegraph.