Gordon Brown dealt fresh blow as Bishop of London criticises ‘false financial hopes’


The Church of England sustains its stand for morality:

They were joined by the bishops of Winchester and Carlisle, who claimed ministers had squandered their opportunity to transform society and run out of steam, sacrificing principled politics and long-term solutions for policies designed to win votes.

Right now, I am part way through James Bartholomew’s “The Welfare State We’re In”. It is a devastating critique of the state’s failure to centrally-plan cradle to grave education and care: for example, the author claims that the avoidable deaths in the NHS amount to a daily train wreck. We can do better but we must be bold if we are to restore humanity to social provision.

See also: http://www.stevebaker.info/2008/12/recommended-reading-freedom-for-public-services/

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