Saturday, May 31, 2008

Labour must liberalise or die

"Labour politicians too often see a social problem—obesity, children at risk on the internet or declining interest in high culture—and make two assumptions: first, that the problem is amenable to a policy solution; and second, that this solution ought to involve the establishment of a council, commission or task force. But many of the issues facing modern society are too complex and too cultural for such a wooden approach." —Philip Collins, ex-speechwriter to Blair who has now been dropped as James Purnell's speechwriter after pressure from Number 10

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