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Mind you, there’s a lot we could cut….

You don’t have to be a raving rightist to be highly suspicious of the effectiveness of government spending, and the cumulative impact on accountability and value for money arising from 12 years of government by people who very often really do believe that statist solutions are the only way.
There is something rather irritating about Matthew [...]

Debt hysteria

At least the debate on cutting public spending has started.  God knows why the Tories took so long to get it going, congratulations to Darling for breaking with Brown’s ludicrous strategy of pretending nothing is wrong.  But some commentators are hysterical – for instance Paul Staines has got it all a bit out of proportion.
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Bootle on bonuses

Limiting bonuses will not solve the deep problems in the banking sector – Telegraph.
I have to confess that I thought that Adair Turner had gone out of his tiny priviliged mind (after all he is the man who until recently didn’t know what an Oyster card was) when I read the coverage of his comments [...]

The Mole: Gordon Brown ‘on drugs to control depression’

The Mole: Gordon Brown ‘on drugs to control depression’ | News | The First Post.
Poor old Gordon. The problem with being such a poor and weak leader is that you open yourself up to this sort of bollocks:
The civil servant who told Ward of the banned list apparently wrote it off as quackery and “nonsense”, [...]