Friday, 15 August 2008

Bunting on Scandinavia

I can't believe it. I think I actually want to hug Madeleine Bunting.

I've been wondering if anyone in our media is ever going to say what she has said in her Guardian column today for a while.

...You could call it consensual authoritarianism, and it is profoundly foreign to most Britons. Despite the persistent illusions of the liberal left, it's part of why the Scandinavian welfare state has been one of the region's least successful exports.

Let's hope Polly Toynbee is reading...

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...

The article is mildly interesting but still drivel. But she's quite good looking in an austere way, so a hug seems a good place to start, maybe back to yours later for a coffee and you can take it from there?