Friday, January 01, 2010

Are you prepared to upset people?

If you haven't got the stomach for it, turn away now.

THIS article by Neil O'Brien of Policy Exchange contains some brutal language which might upset those of you with a delicate disposition. For example,'..we need to end "nice to have" items of spending. Would you notice much if the Department for Culture, Media and Sport had its budget halved?"

OK, that was a rather mild example. Try this instead:.."the next government is still going to have to upset a lot of people. It will have to raise taxes a little at first and cut spending a lot."

Read the rest of the article and learn why tough love will be the motif for the next five years.