Sunday 26 March 2017

John Drennan: 'The Joy of Cuts' -- perfect bedtime reading for us all

Not all cuts are bad. If applied to the right areas of public finances they can be detoxifying, writes John Drennan

Unsurprisingly, one of the highest selling texts that has ever been published is Dr Alex Comfort's The Joy of Sex.

Human nature being what it is, it is unlikely that a book detailing the need for public sector reform will ever do quite so well -- but it is still time for our political elites to produce the civil service equivalent. Perhaps they could call it The Joy of Cuts?

One of the great political misconceptions is that cuts and austerity are bad things that should be avoided, with apologies, at all costs.

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