- Created: Friday, 19 April 2019 09:44
- Written by Cat Alison
The New Enclosure: the appropriation of public land in neoliberal Britain
Brett Christophers, Verso 2018, hbk 362pp, £20
Since Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979, almost 10% of the entire land mass of Britain has been transferred from public to private ownership. It has been the biggest privatisation in British history, swallowing up hospitals, airbases, forests, playing fields, leisure centres and town halls, as well as entire council housing estates.