Much more of this sort of stuff from Stella Creasy and she'll be for the haddock treatment as well.
"The whole idea that we can somehow manage this through salami-slicing does not match either the challenges we face due to demography or the financial mess the country will be left in. What does my generation of politicians do? Do we say, well, we will try our best to limit the damage, or do we say there is a new world out there, and it requires radicalism," she said.http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012 ... -for-money
"In the next spending review absolutely everything should be on the table and the onus should be not just in the government, but the public, the private sector and the third sector to say where could we work together. We don't need just to switch spending, we need to pool spending.
"Wasting money is not progressive. When the poorest people in our country pay the most tax, the value for money agenda is a progressive agenda."
This 'radicalism' basically seems to consist entirely of wishy-washy Blairite platitudes. And if you're so concerned about the poorest paying the most tax, you could always, er, tax the rich. Just a thought. I know Creasy's done some good stuff on payday loans but this is desperately uninspiring.