Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tomorrow's News Today.

I see, via Autonomous Minds, that the public is much less supportive of tax and spend than they were a few years ago according to the "British Social Attitudes" survey.

I discovered this back in August.

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...

Maybe, just maybe, the great British public has its own mind on what roughly the right level is?

A bit more than under the Tories maybe, and about as much as under Labour in 2001, but a lot less then now.

I voted Labour in 2001 because they'd kept public spending down while the economy was growing and debt-to-GDP was falling. In the meantime, the whole LibLabCon is completely off the scale of what might be considered 'good' public spending - about 35% seems a reasonable target.