Monday, October 04, 2010

"Our Time Has Come": It's Tea Time in the UK

With the British Tea Party that he launched in February, Daniel Hannan is trying to get his fellow Britons to follow in the wake of their cousins across the Pond, writes Virginie Malingre in Le Monde. In a country that has public spending increase from 38% in 2o00 to 48% today, he is joined by the likes of Matthew Elliott's Taxpayers' Alliance (TPA).
…la TPA fait évoluer le débat. A force de marteler, sans répit et exemples à l'appui, que l'argent des contribuables est gaspillé, "elle a acquis une forte influence", juge Tony Travers, politologue à la London School of Economics. D'ailleurs ni le Labour, ni les tories, ni les lib-dem n'ont fait campagne, en 2010, sur un Etat plus fort.