Few yet realise the scale of the conservative revolution in progress. Professors Peter Taylor-Gooby and Gerry Stoker have just revealed that by 2013 public spending will be a lower proportion of GDP in Britain than in the US.
The paper is here.
They actually predict it by 2015 (page 6).
And at 41% of GDP (ish) you can see that we\’re most certainly not getting out of line of our own post war experience:
You can see quite how massively Brown turned on the spending taps, can\’t you? Yes, some of it\’s the recession, but only that part after 2007/8.
And similarly we can see that US Government spending is getting out of line:
So, wrong year (did she actually even read the paper?) and causation wrong as well. The UK is cutting to just above post war average levels of government as a percentage of GDP, the US is raising spending to well above said post war average (the paper under discussion claims 42% or so for the US in 2015).