How much should we tax? How much should we spend? The great unanswered questions in British politics

by Stephen Tall on September 10, 2012

A few weeks ago I took David Laws to task for proposing the UK needs to reduce public spending to 35% of GDP: it currently stands at 43%. I stand by the three points I made then: 1) Just because public spending is higher in the C.21st than in Gladstone’s day is not in itself […]

10 things I loved about London2012 (apart from the sport)

by Stephen Tall on September 10, 2012

1. Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony: set the tone despite Kim Garvin’s best attempts to lower it. 2. The food: forget the “it’ll just be McDonald’s” cynicism, it was tasty, varied and affordable. Y’see, the market can work. 3. THE MINIS: (…)

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