« Friday Night is Music Night (Classy Edition) | Main | Caroline Lucas Tax Muddle »

Polly or Dave - Time To Choose

Polly Toynbee | Comment is free | The Guardian

Here is the win or lose political battleground of our era. The public realm is either a precious, civilising embodiment of our best collective endeavours – or else it is, as David Cameron described it last week at his party's spring conference: "the enemies of enterprise … Taxing, regulating, smothering, crushing, getting in the way … the bureaucrats in government departments who concoct those ridiculous rules and regulations that make life impossible".

Polly or Dave? I'm surprised it is possible to slip a fag paper between them but as she declares it is the seismic fault line for once let me declare I'm on Dave's side.


I confess to being a racketeer. I win work on the basis of personal recommendation, personal reputation, being better than the next guy, being cheaper than the next guy. I take my money when the client is happy I've done the job. Obvious greedy racketeering.
On the other hand, there are the saints and martyrs with pensions to die for who demand money with force and the threat of imprisonment to do whatever they like with no accountability.

Post a comment