Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ur-Oborne

Regardless of the merits of the argument (that Thatcher was too divisive a figure to merit a ceremonial funeral), this is as neat an encapsulation of Peter Oborne's variety of paleo-conservatism as you are ever likely to see:
I am afraid that the decision to turn Lady Thatcher’s funeral into a state occasion was a constitutional innovation and, like almost all such innovations, both foolish and wrong.

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