A look at how our society is run, written by Bruce Everiss, based on a lifetime of observation and a healthy dose of cynicism. Experience tells me that the state is vastly too big, that the freedom of individuals has been taken away to an enormous extent and that we have a dependency culture that saps enterprise.
The new coalition government is socialist, just as all governments since the war have been. Their back is against the wall because of a trillion pound deficit caused by a profligate Labour government that lost control of the government departments that it was supposed to be running. Under the circumstances all the coalition can do is pragmatic fire fighting. Let’s hope that their trimming of the state is just the beginning and not just a temporary measure for whilst funds are short.