Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The toddlers of politics

Perceptive piece in the Guardian:
There is an intelligent debate on the optimal levels of public spending to be had. We can never have it while prominent commentators continue to poison the discussion with selective half-truth. Let them propose some alternatives if they don't like a particular cut, instead of opposing any and all cuts to public spending with invented counterfactuals. Otherwise they risk becoming what comedian Marcus Brigstocke splendidly described to me the other day: "The toddlers of politics – I want, I want, I want."

Hard to disagree with that really.

(Note: one or two words may have been changed)


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