The Bishop wrote:
Isn't it the Tory philosophy to shrink the Public Sector?
Yes, to a sensible level. Go back to the seventies and almost 60% of our Economy was state owned, not far behind Yugoslavia and Hungary!
Even Thomas Cook the travel agent had been nationalised since 1948 for Heaven's sake and outsourcing Housing Services and repairs by the council has at least stopped the regular run of council vans stacked with brand new copper piping to the local scrap metal dealer!
"You know, there really exist certain people to whom it is assigned, at their birth, to have all sorts of extraordinary things happen to them" Mikhail Lermontov