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Samizdata quote of the day

I don’t think Cameron has conceded anything very much. The Lib Dems are not much farther to the left than he is personally and he would have a much harder time with his own party if he was not in a coalition. I think Cameron has done quite well by his own miserable standard.

Cable is just one of those people that think that the debate (was there one?) about the role of the state has been settled and that elections are just about replacing the management team.

– Samizdata commenter Peter T

5 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Paul Marks

    Sadly I tend to agree with the post.

  • Rob

    On a slightly related note, politicians today criticised the Royal Family for not managing their finances properly. My lower jaw is bruised from it hitting the floor in stunned amazement at the sheer chutzpah.

  • Eric

    On another related note, UKIP surges in recent polls.

  • Mr Ed

    elections are just about replacing the management team

    Quite, I saw a post somewhere about the Lib Dems women complaining that they had their political careers impeded in connection with allegations of harassment, and someone said something to the effect of – ‘What right is there to a ‘political career’? Don’t the voters have a say in that?’ a concept that would seem alien to the political class.

    Cameron’s ‘miserable standard’ to rally round is to increase spending and call it ‘cuts’ or ‘austerity” to make loans to a foreign power of about £1,000 per capita of that power on the basis that ‘we’ (lump thinking alert) trade with them and therefore it helps ‘us’ to lend our trading partners the money they need to buy ‘our’ goods, which I call a giveaway. There is also a power to increase the ‘loan’ by statutory instrument, with the fig leaf of a House of Commons resolution for approval, all the while the UK National Debt balloons past £1,263,000,000,000.

  • Julie near Chicago

    Hm. You lend me money … so I can buy your stuff … then I can’t pay you back … so you print some money … and lend it to me to pay you back … and you do … but now you owe me the second batch of money (forget interest, bloody stuff just clutters up the transaction) … and so forth and forever ….

    All this sounds awfully familiar, somehow. Probably just me.