Austerity is far more than just cuts. It’s about privatising everything we own. Desperate for short-term cash, George Osborne is causing long-term damage by selling off Britain’s most prized assets. ‘Everything must go’ is now public policy
It’s easier to blame trade than it is to deal with tech, labour disruption
That example underlines a huge political leadership challenge: How to be straight with voters but still get elected. It is not only a question of political courage. It is also one of translating complex public-policy issues into digestible messages that can be transmitted by sound-byte dominated media.