About the Event
Grace and favour and waste and failure – these are the shocking conclusions painstakingly chronicled in Failures of State: The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle with Coronavirus.
Investigative journalists Jonathan Calvert & George Arbuthnott discuss in detail the extraordinary confusion, indecision, and complacency at the heart of Boris Johnson’s government during the global pandemic. Calvert and Arbuthnott’s reporting chronicles the UK government’s botched response: 68 wasted days over the course of the year in which they failed to decisively act, causing the UK death toll to be amongst the highest in the world. Failures of State agonisingly recalls the meticulous details of the pandemic in this devastating piece of journalism.
In conversation with Anoosh Chakelian, Britain Editor, New Statesman.
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About the Book
Publication date:18 Mar 2021
*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* 'An astonishing book' James O'Brien 'A gripping, devastating read' Sunday Times 'This is a scandal' Piers Morgan