Sunday, November 13, 2005

Dave on Tony Blair

As you can see here, Dave has done a bit on how Blair ought to resign. To be frank, it was too damnably depressing to write about, which is why I have just linked to this (excellent) discussion of it in our comments threads. (there is also a good anonymous comment here). I would just add that Dave, as I have mentioned before, can't do economics, not even a little bit. His entire thesis is that "there will be no extra money for public services because Gordon has fucked the economy, so more reform is the only way to get things to improve". This would only be the case if it were true that the PFI and its cognates were a cheaper way of getting things done than government provision. Notoriously, the opposite is the case.

I am very worried indeed that Dave is getting his economics advice from Mr Oliver Kamm (the other clue is that OK is the only other person in the world who cares about the 1983 Labour Manifesto as if it were a political force alive and well in the world today). Kamm acts like he knows what he's talking about, but, it shall suffice to say, he doesn't.


Blogger Simon said...

Fair play to Aaro: he has another French riots article this week which might as well be titled 'Reply to Old Peculiar', and gets most things right again.

11/15/2005 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was about to suggest that might be an easier way to get the message across to "intelligent and sensible people who are saying stupid things about Islam" than the columns of the Times, but your guess might have merit too ...

11/15/2005 04:40:00 PM  

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