December 1, 2008

STATISM REQUIRES DEPENDENCE:

Welcome to Soviet Britain: The Labour heartlands where figures reveal that half the population relies on the state for a job (Andy Dolan, 01st December 2008, Daily Mail)

Labour's public sector spending has created a wave of 'Soviet' boroughs where around half the population depends on the state for work, figures revealed yesterday.

An analysis of council statistics showed that in ten areas more than 40 per cent of the workforce is employed in the public sector.

Many are deprived areas where the true dependency on the state will be far greater once benefit payments to those out of work are taken into account.


Steven Malanga would correctly identify this as New New Labour.



Posted by Orrin Judd at December 1, 2008 7:34 AM
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