Longridge Palace date for Stuart Maconie

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Broadcaster, author and journalist Stuart Maconie will  visit Longridge’s Palace cinema this week  to give a talk about his new book entitled ‘The Nanny State Made Me’.

The book, subtitled 'A story of Britain and how to save it', details the impact of Britain's welfare state through his own history of growing up as a working class boy from the north.

It asks questions such as "What was so bad about properly funded hospitals, decent working conditions and affordable houses? And what was so wrong about student grants, free eye tests and council houses? And where did it all go so wrong?"

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Manchester and Birmingham based Stuart hosts the weekend breakfast show on BBC Radio 6 music with Mark Radcliffe and weekly show The Freak Zone.

Tickets for the talk on Thursday March 5 cost £20 and include a copy of the book,