Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Simon Heffer and Reform's plan to cut the deficit
VAT on food, children‘s clothes and the printed word. ‘Severe NHS cuts’. An immediate rise in the retirement age. The privatisation of Britain’s motorways.
But, of course, the abolition of the ’ pointless, spiteful and growth-inhibiting 50p top rate.’
You can read the Simon Heffer/Reform think-tank plan to reduce the deficit here.
I think the phrase ‘neo-liberal extremism’ is quite inadequate in describing it, don’t you?
UPDATE: Just to make sure DT readers get the point, Andrew Haldenby of the think-tank Reform, which I wrote about here, has a piece in today's paper reiterating the Heffer line.
"Let’s put the enabling state in the dustbin of history and replace it with limited government", Haldenby says.
I've got a better idea. Let's put neoliberalism in the dustbin of history.