The British State is currently an administrative shambles.

Not the type which causes riots in the streets or even fox hunters in the courts. Nor more insidious regulation from Brussels.

This shambles is more likely to cause a yawn and the growing inclination not to vote for anyone or anything. Which is both dangerous and sad because we are now beginning to run out of public money to throw at our problems without resolving them.

That makes it crucial to decide quickly who exactly runs our government and how they should do so. The problem stems from a clash of ideologies during the past century. We all know that for many of those years the scale of State funding rose greatly. …

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