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Angus Hanton – Vassal State, How America Runs Britain

  • Saturday 27 April, 6.30pm
  • Tickets From £8.50
  • Hexham Library
Hanton, Angus Credit Liz Emerson

Britain’s leaders have long boasted how they share cultural, diplomatic and political interests with the US, but in Vassal State business economist Angus Hanton charges them with total ignorance of the profound economic consequences of the ‘special relationship’. 

He reveals how much of the UK economy is US-owned, laying bare the extent of US corporate control over pay, conditions, what you buy, and how you buy it. Vassal State shows how policymakers, from Whitehall mandarins to NHS chiefs, are shaping their choices to fit the needs of the 1,000-plus US multinationals which have the whip hand over the daily lives of the Brits. 

Chaired by Gerry Foley.

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

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Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.

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