Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The British mixed bag

The current British mood is unusually lethal: to simplify, it mixes Sicilian levels of cynicism with a Swedish rage for transparency, in a country that no longer does deference. That is a combination that has never been tried before.
I'd throw one ingredient in; the belief that a Norwegian style welfare state can be paid for by Swiss level of income taxes.

1 comment:

The Aberdonian said...

Your comment is oh so true. Throw in also the belief that the UK can have a major world military presence whilst paying low taxes and having a large welfare state:)