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I am certainly not saying that that spending is bad - just pointing out that this is not how "Blairism" is sold. They flaunt their "reformist" credentials, and do the exact opposite, while blaming Old Europe for doing pretty much what they are doing.

Look at the Ségolène Royal episode. She said that she thought Blair was unfairly criticised despite spending a lot on education and healthcare - and that has been turned in the papers into a supposed admiration of the "third way" and "reform", etc... which Blair is supposed to embody.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 11th, 2006 at 05:59:15 PM EST
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