Bursting, brimming and bounding off the bookshelf, these five books, overflowing with new ideas, are sure to inspire a multitude of minds. Surprise or challenge yourself with our selection. 

  1. 20 Things That Would Make the News Better 
    By Roger Mosey

    Following a surge of fake news, clickbait and conspiracy theories, the 2020s have ushered in a welter of existential threats for public service broadcasting.

    So, where do we go from here? Former Today editor and head of BBC television news Roger Mosey thinks public service broadcasters must buck the trends and in this incisive book he offers twenty core ways in which the news can save itself by getting smarter, sharper, more diverse, more nuanced and less exposed to pummelling by politicians.

  2. A United Ireland Why Unification Is Inevitable and How It Will Come About 
    By Kevin Meagher

    As shifting demographic trends erode the once-dominant Protestant–Unionist majority, making a future referendum a racing certainty, the reunification of Ireland becomes a question not of if but when – and how.

    Questions that have remained unasked (and perhaps unthought) must now be answered.
  3. Greater Britain After the Storm 
    By Penny Mordaunt and Chris Lewis

    Penny Mordaunt and Chris Lewis disagree. In this lively and insightful book, they argue that although differences of opinion are a natural part of healthy political debate, some of our current division is caused by a need for political reform. Greater lays out a plan for post-Brexit Britain. Delving into our history, our institutions and our culture, it explains how we arrived at this point and how the British character points the way towards practical national missions.
  4. The New Snobbery Taking on modern elitism and empowering the working class
    By David Skelton

    In this rousing polemic, David Skelton explores the roots and reality of this new snobbery, calling for an end to the divisive culture war and the creation of a new politics of the common good, empowering workers, remaking the economy and placing communities centre stage. Above all, he argues that we now have a once-in-a-century opportunity to bring about permanent change.
  5. Independent Nation Should Wales Leave the UK?  
    By Will Hayward

     Impartial, informed and thoroughly entertaining, Independent Nation raises the standard of debate around an issue that will affect us all. This book isn’t for politicos but for people in Wales (and beyond) to come to an informed opinion on an important issue. We saw from Brexit what happens if you don’t have accurate impartial information to debate from – you end up not asking the right questions. This book helps people ask the right questions.


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