Author wins Hammond-Whitely Journalist of the Year Award
10 May 2010
Congratulations to David Craig’s whose Fleeced! How we’ve been betrayed by the politicians, bureaucrats and bankers (Constable) has won this year’s Hammond-Whiteley Journalist of the Year award. Craig has previously won the award for his book Squandered.
Fleeced! exposes how over three trillion pounds - £50,000 for every person in Britain - has been taken from us by the ruling elites. Half was wasted in a splurge of hopelessly-managed public spending in the ‘boom’, while the other half evaporated in the ‘bust’ - siphoned off by city bonuses, vaporised by a collapse in pension savings and extorted to bail out the banks.
The Hammond/Whiteley Awards were established 28 years ago in memory of two Southwest England journalists, John Hammond and Carl Whiteley, who died suddenly within five days of each other in 1982. The prize ,a plaque with the names of winners, is worth £100.