I reviewed The State We Need by Michael Meacher MP for the Oxford alumni publication Oxford Today.
Somewhere, in a parallel universe in which Michael Meacher (New College, 1958) won the 2007 Labour leadership contest, the world is quite a different place.
Manufacturing is on the up; the elite ruling classes are losing their stranglehold on power; the banks are increasingly accountable to the public. In that world, climate change is being addressed, adult social care is a free universal service, and the super-rich are helping to wipe out national debt through greater taxation.
But could this ever really happen?