Quite Sir Simon

I might quibble over where precisely the dividing line ought to be but this makes perfect sense:

Government must render unto Caesar the things that clearly are Caesar\’s: local monopoly public services run by dedicated civil servants under political direction. It can then render unto the gods of the free market those services suitable for competitive tendering, audited efficiency and risk transfer. It is grimly ironic that one service that should unequivocally be in the free market is retail banking.

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  1. I think it’s only fair to point out that El Gordo would agree about the banking bit (subject to a torrent of “fairness” regulation, natch), but because he dithered and dithered at each stage, all the sensible options became unavailable.

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