Polly Toynbee and David Walker (2010 Event)
So what exactly did twelve years of undiluted New Labour achieve? Polly Toynbee and David Walker, co-authors of two previous books on the subject, returned to the Book Festival in 2010 with the definitive assessment of the Blair-Brown years. From gleeful consumerism to economic bust, and from Cool Britannia to Make Poverty History, Toynbee and Walker chart the rise and fall of New Labour. Chaired by Susan Deacon.