Sunday, 1 February 2009

Dirigisme: Once More With Feeling?

I see Lord Mandelson wants to use the Post Office as a basis for setting up a 'People's Bank'. Good idea - and why don't we call it something snappy like 'Girobank'?

I can recall one keen young political whippersnapper, full of the joys of the Wilsonian 'white hot heat of technological revolution', who promoted that idea before. In fact I think he was Postmaster General when it was set up.

If I ever see Mandy drinking from a pint mug of tea or lighting up a pipe I'm going start feeling a bit uncomfortable...

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