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CLIP 11061

After the Crash - what's wrong with Britain? (pt 2/2)

After the Crash - what's wrong with Britain? (pt 2/2)
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  • After the Crash - what's wrong with Britain? (pt 2/2)
  • Duration: 15:35
  • A report by Paul Mason into the economic situation in Britain in 2010, following the banking crisis of 2008. Following on from a report looking at all the problems Britain faces, Paul travels to St Davids in Wales where he meets a group of businessmen running medium-sized businesses in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. He travels to Stoke on Trent to see if new approaches to business can work in this industrial town. Emma Bridgewater, who runs her own successful pottery in Stoke, explains her approach - employing local people, using traditional processes and good design. Paul compares this to the way the financial sector does business - concerned about keeping costs down and out-sourcing to cheaper parts of the world. The report ends in Margate, meeting artist Tracey Emin who says art can help with urban regeneration. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 31 March 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies

       Topic:

    Globalisation: Global Trade and Fair Trade

  • Keywords: economics, economyu, recession, banks, bankers, business, financial crisis, employment, unemployment, wages, environment, sustainability, Margate, Stoke on Trent, Wales, Tracey Emin, design, production, industry, credit crunch
Ideas for use in class
  • Use as stimulus for discussion about economics and global trade. Use the individual businesses featured as stimulus for further research and case study.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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