Look on the bright side she says. Labour\’s performed wonders and we should remember that. OK:
The past decade risks being re-written as a time when huge spending delivered nothing much; when social programmes failed – never to be tried again.
Labour tested to destruction the idea that State services were failing simply because of a lack of resources. They threw money at both the health and the education systems, to the point where we spend more on education than comparable European countries and yet still get worse results.
The NHS produces worse results on avoidable deaths (ie, those amenable to the health care system, rather than diet, genetics etc) than either the French or American systems.
We now know (many of us knew it before but it\’s even clearer now) that *how* you spend the money is as if not more important than how much money you spend.
So, yes, we should be gratefuol to Labour for teaching us this.
Unfortunately, that doesn\’t sem to be the lesson Polly has taken from all this.
Like Henry 8, you’re still trying to replace The Church that kept you safer from tyranny for a thousand years with More Government.
Since you have turned your face from Him, He has turned His from you.
“safe from tyranny”: aye, if you’re burned at the stake, the tyrant can’t get at you anymore.
“risks being re-written as a time when huge spending delivered nothing much?” Re-written? What sort of revisionist twaddle is she peddling now?
Big spending in the UK over the past decade has delivered nothing much but more government, not improved services. What’s to re-write?
“Like Henry 8, you’re still trying to replace The Church that kept you safer from tyranny for a thousand years with More Government.”
In what way does Tim or most commenters here ask for more government?! Do you actually read this blog, or just occasionally spam it with catholic related non-sequiteurs?
“Since you have turned your face from Him, He has turned His from you.”
Don’t be silly! He started it by providing no evidence of his existence.
“The past decade risks being re-written as a time when huge spending delivered nothing much; when social programmes failed – never to be tried again.”
Translation: The past decade risks being recognised as a time when the taxpayers ultimately rumbled the true agenda of labour. The huge spending delivered lots of labour votes, but no benefit to the taxpaying public, and the social programmes created a massive, unproductive dependant class.
One suspects there will need to be a great deal of airbrushing and re-writing of history on the pages of the guardian before the turkeys can be persuaded to vote for Christmas again.
Imagine Polly in an alternative career.
The Morphine does’t seem to be working, why don’t we triple the dose……