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These floods are washing away the founding logic of David Cameron's government - Jonathan Freedland - Guardian
By announcing that 'money is no object', the prime minister has performed the last rites on the notion of inevitable austerity

...Promising big, well-funded state intervention may jar with Tory thinking, but it clearly fits the public mood. In this way too, Conservatives have surely taken a knock. Small-government ideology may fly in the thinktank seminar room, but when water's gushing through your letterbox, few people call for the Downing Street nudge unit. It's the fire brigade or, ideally, the army you want to see at the end of the driveway.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Sat Feb 15th, 2014 at 06:02:33 AM EST
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Except, of course, he walked that announcement back in small print just as soon as he'd got the necessary headlines.

They aren't going to do anything except maybe give a few highly profitable contracts to some of their mates to do not very much at a vastly inflated price. Conservatives don't do effective government, it's not their game.

It  might help if the Labour Party was waiting in the wings with a systematic critique of the uselessness of the conservative "hands-off-the-market-will-provide" philosophy, but they agree with it themselves.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Feb 15th, 2014 at 11:03:50 AM EST
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