Ed Howker and Shiv Malik discuss the Jilted Generation, the millions of young people in Britain who face an uncertain future.
In the fifties, Britain was told we’d ‘never had it so good’. In the 1990s, ‘things’ could ‘only get better’. Today, things are actually getting worse. Why?
Standards of living are falling for new generations. Young people in Britain are unemployed and homeless on an unprecedented scale – the unwitting victims of policy errors going back decades. Jilted Generation looks again at the political debates you thought you knew and, crucially, it sets out what must be done to protect a vital and undervalued national asset – Britain’s youngest adults – society’s future.
Be it housing, employment or debt, Britain must make radical changes but then, you know something strange is happening when the changes required to secure life’s basics sound revolutionary…
Ed Howker and Shiv Malik are investigative journalists who cause trouble for Channel 4′s Dispatches and The Guardian.