2 March 2011

Quote of the day - Adam Smith Institute

Overall, I have to question the government’s tactics. They’ve got good ideas and good intentions. But they are being too timid. Their opponents are going to make a huge fuss about anything they do to liberalize public services, so why bother attempting to placate them? Be radical and get it over with, I say. Otherwise, it’ll be 2015 before you know it, and you won’t have done half the things you set out to do.
So says Tom Clougherty on ASI, commenting on yet another gross implementation failure arising from the chronic, all-party British inability to think things through. In this case, alas, it is little Gove's attempt to offer British kids a decent education that is gradually coming undone for lack of foresight - and, it goes without saying, courage.

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