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Timothy Montgomerie is a British political activist, blogger, and columnist. He is best known as the co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice and as creator of the ConservativeHome website, which he edited from 2005 until 2013, when he left to join The Times.
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Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain
James Bloodworth - May 01, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Cracking open the gig economy, journalist James Bloodworth spends six months undercover working the most grueling low-wage jobs. He lives on the meager proceeds and discovers the anxieties and hopes of those he encounters, including working-class men and women, young students striving to make ends meet, and Eastern European immigrants. From a harro...
Tim Montgomerie
Mar 03, 2021
If governments worldwide continue to let Big Tech companies acquire monopolistic dominance then unions are workers’ only defence. And, as @J_Bloodworth has documented in his must-read book ‘Hired’, Amazon can be a horrible employer.      source
Why Cant We All Just Get Along
Jun 11, 2020
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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along is part-memoir, part-polemic about the state of public discourse in Britain and the world today. In an increasingly divided society, Iain examines why we’ve all become so disrespectful and intolerant. Using experiences from his career in politics and the media, he says it doesn’t have to be this way, and suggests how...
Tim Montgomerie
Aug 29, 2020
Just finished @IainDale’s Why Can’t We All Get Along? book. Thoroughly recommend it. Iain is a voice of reason and moderation when both are in such short supply.      source
Then She Was Gone
A Novel
Lisa Jewell - Nov 06, 2018
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THENShe was fifteen, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. NOW It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter.And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off he...
Tim Montgomerie
Apr 19, 2020
@SamKipling96 @lisajewelluk I recommend Then She Was Gone if you liked The Family Upstairs. I’m loving LJ’s writing      source
The Shortest History of Germany
From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel―A Retelling for Our Times
James Hawes - Mar 19, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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2,000 years of history in one riveting afternoon A country both admired and feared, Germany has been the epicenter of world events time and again: the Reformation, both World Wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It did not emerge as a modern nation until 1871 - yet today, Germany is the worlds fourth-largest economy and a standard-bearer of liberal d...
Tim Montgomerie
Dec 30, 2019
@pspencerCSJ A great little book      source
Invisible Women
Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Caroline Criado Perez - Mar 12, 2019
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Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.Invisib...
Tim Montgomerie
Oct 01, 2019
Listening to @CCriadoPerez on 5Live now with @Emmabarnett. Invisible Women is one of books of the decade. Cannot recommend it enough      source