March 1, 2014

Thatcher's Children Have Their Hands Full

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Today, the conservative Anglosphere world is a deeply populist one, suspicious of government and people who work for it, angry at secular elites, not particularly partial to big business, convinced that the main objective of overall policy should be to balance budgets, reduce taxes and alleviate burdens on the loosely defined middle class.

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TAGGED: Commonwealth, Anglosphere, Canada, Stephen Harper, Australia, Tony Abbott, David Cameron, New Zealand, John Key, UK, Margaret Thatcher


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