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The "oddballs" opposed to more state spending

Norman Tebbit, John Redwood — and 72 per cent of the British public.

Hooray for the good sense of the much abused British public. The Spectator made the discovery - undetected by Westminster - in a new style of deliberative polling.

The old idea that it is "heartless to want cuts, and that higher state spending is the non-negotiable priority of modern, compassionate Britain" is false. Whether there is a political party prepared to save the nation from catastrophic debt remains an open question.

Thanks to Instapundit for the link.

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