[Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies

REVIEW Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain

Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain

READ Â Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain READ Ð FINDARTICLES.CO Ë Nick Davies Nick Davies Ë 1 READ 'This all began uite unexpectedly one rainy autumn evening a couple of years ago in a fairground near to the centre of Nottingham'In amongst the bright lights and bumper cars Nick Davies noticed two boys no than twelve years old oddly detached from the fun of the scene Davies discovered they were part of. Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor he also shall cry himself but shall not be heard Proverbs 21Reading this book will give you a taste for black humour you know for instance what happens when you play a country song backwards You get your dog back and your wife back and I guess your mother rises from her grave too What happens when you play a death metal song backwards is that it sounds better This is investigative journalism about the English underclass written in the late 1990s My jaw dropped as I read the first pages which describe child prostitution rent boys of 11 and 13 plying their trade ten minutes walk from my house Yes the first chapter is all about Nottingham Have things improved since 1998 For the people in this book probably not And check out what s happening in Detroit The underclass then The people of the abyss as Jack London called them Hey Jack it s the 21st century and they re still here What do you think of that I ve read the academic studies okay one and I ve read Theodore Dalrymple s great essays on the subject but this is the up close and revolting version NOTHING REMOTELY CHEERFUL FROM HERE ON IN This cruel country has driven me downTeased me and lied teased me and liedI ve only sad stories to tell to this townMy dreams have withered and diedRichard ThompsonThere s a lurid case hitting the headlines here in the UK at the moment Six children were burned to death in a house fire These kidsThe story behind that grisly fact is pure underclass A guy was living with his wife with whom he had six children and his girlfriend with whom he had five They were all in the same house The girlfriend got fed up of this m nage and moved out The police say he then set fire to his own house one night The idea was that he would rescue the kids and then tell the cops that the girlfriend had set fire to the house The motive was revenge on the girlfriend for leaving and the hope that the council would give the family a bigger house But the plan failed because the fire spread too uickly and he couldn t get back into the houseIt turns out this guy was previously on the notorious Jeremy Kyle Show UK version of Jerry Springer the defending his lifestyleWell every now and then a spectacularly horrible story like this emerges from the underclass There are several I remember well but I ll spare you all any Nick Davies the reporter who boldly went into the roughest areas and spoke to the kids who were twocking three or four cars a day twocking Taking Without Consent and who committed dozens of burglaries every month describes in stultifying detail the physical moral and spiritual degradation of the underclass He thinks it s grown alarmingly and he sees the main cause as simple but intractable No jobs No jobs means no money no money means genuine poverty absolute poverty not the relative poverty the politicians will talk about He is saying that roughly a uarter this amazed me of the population live in actual poverty The other three uarters cheerfully deny that such a thing exists The poor are invisible until they commit their vile crimesThere are vast gulfs between the ways the poor are perceived The ranting you hear on any political show or in any internet message board will have you believe that a life on state benefits is a life of government bankrolled indolence The public does not believe these people are poor They also don t believe there aren t any jobs Look at all the Poles and Lithuanians coming over and getting work They will say And Theodore Dalrymple a creature of the right is elouent on this very point In his view decades of the welfare state has rotted people s sense of personal responsibility The legions of helpers and carers social workers and therapists whose incomes and careers depend crucially on the supposed incapacity of large numbers of people to fend for themselves and behave responsibly their entire therapeutic worldview of the patient as the passive helpless victim of illness legitimises the very behaviour from which they are there to redeem him from the idea has become entrenched that if one does not know or understand the unconscious motives for one s acts one is not truly responsible for themContrast that with Nick Davies description of the inner city area of Leeds which he makes a special study of Gaps had opened up in the fabric of daily life To fill them the team from the County Council reported that Hyde Park needed play schemes an organised baby sitting service full time nurseries school clubs after school clubs weekend clubs local services for drug addicts social workers training for parents outreach workers for young people playing fields youth clubs home care help and cheaper public transport doctors a health care service on Saturdays homes repairs to homes security in homes cooking facilities laundry facilities damp proofing and heating roofs without leaks doors without draughts police streetlights college places college funding courses in office skills and English language traffic control and road safety measures a clean up campaign special needs teachers cashpoints a local supermarket street cleaning library books a community centre a council gardener a nice pub with a garden money and above all else jobs Whoever is right it still appears that the underclass are surplus population They can t find their way into society except to prise open our sociable windows and rob us if they get half a chance The work they could do and did in the past is no longer done in the UK it s all been exported Their time is taken up making themselves and each other miserable This book makes crystal clear that there is a direct correlation between poverty and child abuse physical and sexual whatever the don t stigmatise the poor rhetoric will tell you So really what chance have they got However since describing 25% of the population as surplus sounds like something Heinrich Himmler would say I ll take that back I don t know what is to be done Does anybodyNow some of the people are poor in the purseThey don t have the cash at the readyAnd some of the people they re crippled and lameThey can never stand up true and steadyAnd some of the people they re poor in the headLike the simpleton fools that you seeBut most of the people they re poor in the heartIt s the worst kind of poor it s the worst kind of poor you can beRichard Thompson

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READ Â Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain READ Ð FINDARTICLES.CO Ë Nick Davies Nick Davies Ë 1 READ A network of children selling themselves on the streets of the city running a nightly gauntlet of dangers pimps punters the Vice Suad disease drugs This propelled Davies into a journey of discovery through the slums and ghettoes of our cities He found himself in crack houses and brothels he befriended str. I wish that his line of work would be taken up in earnest in modern day Britain Years and years of austerity and relentless neoliberal policies with tax cuts and cuts in benefits how does the underclass fare now The Yambo Ouologuem Reader The Duty of Violence A Black Ghostwriter's Letter to France and the Thousand and ONe Bibles of Sex selling themselves on the Good Behavior streets of the city running a nightly gauntlet of dangers pimps punters the Vice Suad disease drugs This propelled Davies into a journey of discovery through the H1 Bloodstone Pass slums and ghettoes of our cities He found himself in crack houses and brothels he befriended Bill’s Humiliation in Panties Volume 7 str. I wish that his line of work would be taken up in earnest in modern day Britain Years and years of austerity and relentless neoliberal policies with tax cuts and cuts in benefits how does the underclass fare now

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READ Â Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain READ Ð FINDARTICLES.CO Ë Nick Davies Nick Davies Ë 1 READ Eet gangs and drug dealersDavies' journey into the hidden realm is powerful disturbing and impressive and is bound to rouse controversy and demands for change He unravels threads of Britain`s social fabric as he travels deeper and deeper into the country of poverty towards the dark heart of British societ. Nick Davies Dark HeartDark Heart should be a reuired reading It describes the tales of the poorest and destitute of Britain the hidden Britain Showing how they face the same struggles again and again across the country It begins with the boys in the forest Jamie and Luke who have fallen into prostitution and drugs pushed into the care systems by broken families This is the magic of Davies journalistic piece he describes first a case and then he slowly breaks it down analysing what are the factors that led to this tragic state affairs With each case we learn something new and our understanding broadens about the state and factors of poverty in Britain He shows that when benefits are cut till they barely keep people alive and job opportunities are low it opens the floodgates of crime drugs and desperation In the end of the book Davies asks what are the reasons for such spikes in poverty and crime He concludes that years of government cuts to public services to the welfare state and education are to blame Davies also goes on to say that after many of these cuts to welfare state were made the richest of the country were given tax cuts allowing for the rich to grow richer and the poor to grow poorer He then asks what could allow for such cuts being made It is because the poorest of this country are seen but as objects to be used firstly by the rich and then resultantly by themselves They lack any hope to rise from this pit that they have thrown in to They have been reduced simply to an economic burden for whom there aren t enough jobs This growing lack of humanity or Dark Heart as Davies calls it is is the sole factor that allows human lives to be reduced to statistics and spreadsheets It allows for ideas that were once on the fringe of the political spectrum to become government policyNote this is my first writing a review in a long time and I ve never been particularly good at writing so this review doesn t really convey how great this book is however if you all want to know anything about poverty in Britain I would recommend you start here


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    [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor he also shall cry himself but shall not be heard Proverbs 21Reading this book will give you a taste for black humour – you know for instance what happens when you play a country song backwards? You get your dog back and your wife back and I guess your mother rises from her grave too What happens when you play a death metal song backwards is that it sounds better This is

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    REVIEW Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies Nick Davies Ë 1 READ DEEPLY DISTURBING Nick Davies book on the underclass in Britain in the mid 90s is a deeply disturbing piece of reporting

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    REVIEW Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies Nick Davies Ë 1 READ I picked this up last year as a bit of a punt in a ramshackle shop in Menai Bridge I guess I may have been drawn to the auth

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    REVIEW Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies An astounding horrifying and heartbreaking look at the extent and effects of poverty in Britain; 137 million people live below the poverty line and yet it's a world that is largely hidden albeit in plain sight or ignored as the majority of us go about our daily livesLooking fully into the circumstances of in particular t

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    [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies What a wake up call A truly exceptional piece of journalism detaling the poverty violence and sex and drug trades of Britain Made me both weep and be truly thankful for how lucky I am with my upbringing Read this and re evaluate I'd love to give a copy to David Cameron

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    [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies Nick Davies Ë 1 READ I wish that his line of work would be taken up in earnest in modern day Britain Years and years of austerity and relentless neoliberal policies with tax cuts and cuts in benefits how does the underclass fare now?

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    REVIEW Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain Nick Davies Ë 1 READ [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies Read this years ago Outstanding bit of journalism Have to dig it out and reread it now I've been reminded about it Sort of thing you w

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    [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies 35 starsA revealing look at the causes and effects of poverty in the UK

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    [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies Nick Davies Dark HeartDark Heart should be a reuired reading It describes the tales of the poorest and destitute of Britain the hidden Britain Showing how they face the same struggles again and again across the country It begins with the boys in the forest Jamie and Luke who have fallen into prostitution and dr

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    READ Ð FINDARTICLES.CO Ë Nick Davies [Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain] E–pub ´ Nick Davies Nick Davies Ë 1 READ I was recommended this book by two ladies who had been in care in Nottingham Both had sadly ended up in prison at

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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Dark Heart The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain
  • Nick Davies
  • English
  • 03 May 2020
  • 9780099583011