▪ "The more money a group receives from the taxpayer, the more it demands and the more it complains"
▪ "A Government that confiscates unprofitable firms from private owners so that it can subsidise them itself does not do its taxpayers a service"
▪ "Wherever the state has turned provider, it soon crowds out private rivals"
▪ "State control, whether in ancient " "
▪ "From British Leyland to British lay-bys, from the herring fishery to the National Health Service, public ownership always means neglect and under investment
▪ "Governments do not run countries, they parasitise them"
Ironic, huh ? We don’t necessarily expect intellectual consistency from run-of-the mill businessmen. But maybe we could hope for better from an academic ?
UPDATE: £ 20 billion and counting . . .
Feb 2008 UPDATE: did I hear £ 105 billion . . ?