Saturday, 26 December 2009

Myths Ahead

As the New Year looms, time for predictions, and 2010 will be a year of myths.
Like how easy it will be for the Tories to win the General Election. The last election ended with Labour on 35% share of the popular vote, and the Conservatives less than three percentage points behind at 32½%. And yet Labour had a good working majority, and nearly twice as many Members of Parliament as the Conservatives.
Another myth perpetuated by the left is that reducing government expenditure would threaten the economic recovery, leading to a “double-dip” recession. The truth is that in the past the Conservatives have been able to reign in state spending and at the same time witness economic growth. It’s quite natural for the private sector to thrive when relieved of the shackles of the state.

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