December 13, 2010
British Public Holds Thatcherite Views
Daily Telegraph, Daily Telegraph
Britain in 2010 is in many respects a more Thatcherite country than it was when Margaret Thatcher was in power. That is the clear message of the latest survey of British Social Attitudes, published today, and it is a timely corrective to the nonsense spouted by Left-wing commentators after the student riots. This is not a country on the verge of revolution. Rather, it is one of several European nations with lots of angry students supported by anarchists and public-sector workers. Unlike certain European electorates, however, we do not live in a fantasy world of limitless state resources. Today’s survey reveals that, on the issue of welfare payments, the British people have drifted to the Right, not the Left. The principle of forcing lazy benefits claimants to find work enjoys far...
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