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The UK's lost generation
With more than one million young people unemployed, what challenges are Britain's youth facing?
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2011 15:04 GMT

Are young Britons facing a hazy future? Unemployment has risen substantially in the UK with more than one million young people under the age of 25 out of work.

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Tens of thousands of students have taken to the streets in recent months over cuts to education funding, but is anyone listening to what many call the "lost generation"? 
 
On Monday's Riz Khan we speak with Shiv Malik, the co-author of Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth; Usman Ali, the vice-president for Higher Education, UK National Union For Students; and Ben Howlett, the chairman of Conservative Future.

This episode of Riz Khan aired from Tuesday, January 25, 2010. Repeats air the next day at 0430GMT, 0830GMT and 1430GMT

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