Britannia Unchained, wolno rynkowa książka opisująca nowy rząd Wielkiej Brytanii – znalezisko
Dominic Raab, Priti Patel, Liz Truss – to współautorzy książki opisującej możliwości Wielkiej Brytanii w obliczu wolnego rynku. Zasiadają oni również w nowym gabinecie rządu Wielkiej Brytanii. Podejrzewa się, iż rozwiązania z tej książki zostaną wprowadzone przez rząd Borisa Johnsona podczas Brexitu
The 152-page book excoriated the UK’s “bloated state, high taxes and excessive regulation” and, most memorably, derided British workers as “among the worst idlers in the world” (“We work among the lowest hours, we retire early and our productivity is poor. Whereas Indian children aspire to be doctors or businessmen, the British are more interested in football and pop music.”) The UK, it declared, should “stop indulging in irrelevant debates about sharing the pie between manufacturing and services, the north and the south, women and men”.
Though Britannia Unchained did not advocate EU withdrawal, it exemplified the spirit that would later animate Brexit. Rather than learning from Germany and the Nordic states, as social democrats advocated, it urged the UK to emulate Australia, Canada and the Asian “tiger economies” (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea).
Whether or not Johnson has read the treatise, its influence on his new cabinet is marked. Two of the co-authors, Patel and Raab, now hold two of the great offices of state (the Home Office and the Foreign Office). Truss, perhaps the most passionate libertarian of the quintet, has been promoted from Chief Secretary of the Treasury to International Trade Secretary, while Kwarteng has been named business minister and will attend cabinet (leaving only Skidmore absent from the top table).
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