He really is preparing for that takeover:
The only defence the Tories might have for adopting this philosophy is that the very same neoliberal thinking underpinned New Labour (and I rather suspect most of Labour’s current Shadow Cabinet’s thinking, although they try to hide opinions from view).
It was also LibDem thinking, as their coalition years showed, and there is not too much evidence of change.
And, just to complete the set, the SNP’s economic thinking, as indicated by its Growth Commission, is neoliberal too.
We need a new breed of politicians. I’ll call them courageous politicians who believe in a courageous state where the object of government is to ensure that the needs of all in society are met before anything else can happen.
There are certain lovely details:
Meanwhile the savings of ordinary people, whether in cash or pensions, would be directed to socially useful purposes.
We did have politicians of this sort at one time. We could have these courageous politicians again. And with the understanding we now have of money and markets and how they integrate that is possible.
Is that too much to ask? I think not. Believing that is what gives me hope. I look forward to living in a courageous state.
The owner of Eulalie is being fitted for his tuberous uniform as we read……