Daily Politics Soapbox: George Trefgarne's 1930s lesson

What can be learned from the depression of the 1930s compared with the economic problems facing the UK and other nations today? George Trefgarne from the Centre for Policy Studies finds there are lessons from history – in a personal viewpoint for the Daily Politics.

The difficulties of the eurozone have renewed questions in Britain and around the world as to whether “austerity” is really going to work in returning the economy to growth.

To read the full article, visit the BBC News website.

To read the paper that inspired the video, download Metroboom: lessons from Britain’s recovery in the 1930s.

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Date Added: Wednesday 23rd May 2012