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Friday, 9 October 2009

Broken Britain?

It's been said that "a bankrupt and broken nation? Well, the Tory activists, lobbyists and hangers-on who packed Manchester’s bars and restaurants this week seemed prosperous enough" and i'm inclined to agree. The 'broken' thing is taking it all too far.

Interesting:
"Senior Conservatives say that the gloom is all about honesty: tell it how it is and the voters will trust you. A slightly more cynical interpretation says that the darker the picture the party paints before the election, the more credit it will gain when prosperity returns."

Slash and burn is, i think, their 'narrative' just at the moment:
"My fear is that the urge to slash-and-burn has elbowed aside everything else; that for many in Mr Cameron’s party, the casting of government as the villain is a sufficient prospectus to govern."

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