Red Pepper magazine has a guide to why the spending cuts aren\’t in fact necessary.
Sadly, they fail to make the obvious and killer point. It\’s all ideological.
There really are people who want a smaller State and there really are people who think that the pain in getting from here to there will be worth it.
These views are generally associated with the Conservative Party and a certain section, the free market liberals, of the Liberal Democrats.
And who is in power, who makes up the Government? The Conservative Party propped up by the free market wing of the Liberal Democrats. These are who the People, in their infinite wisdom, voted for in the recent general election, meaning that under our present, agreed not particularly perfect, electoral system this is the voice of the Demos.
Gosh, this politics stuff it tough, isn\’t it?