Are mental. I remember when Gordy stated that free-market fundamentalism had ended, one rent-a-quote from ASI was on the radio going on about how markets cure all ills and governments cause all ills. The banking collapse was the fault of government because governments are rubbish (I paraphrase slightly).
ANYway, there is an interesting discussion of a possible VAT rise here, with some interesting contributions from Tim Worstall from ASI. Mental.