Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nick Cohen on how the Blair/Brown years will be remembered

This is spot on:
If the typical beneficiary of the 1945 Labour government was the common man, who returned from war to be rewarded with the welfare state, and the typical beneficiary of the 1979 Conservative government was the aspiring man, who was freed to buy his home and start his business, the classic beneficiary of the 1997 Labour government must be the form-filling man, who was rewarded with a lavish salary for monitoring and chivvying others.

2 comments:

dheigham said...

Not quite, Lord Bonkers.

The form-filling man and woman are suffering still. It is the form-designing person who has waxed prosperous, self-important and politically correct.

DC said...

Not to mention the form-filling faciliator/advisor!