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Reader’s comment: Nanny thinks she knows best


In response to Fionn Shiner: We get the leaders we deserve, mark wrote:

Yes, I have often thought that May holds up an uncomfortable mirror to this country.

Is it any wonder that a country where millions of people are afraid of free enterprise, love the awful NHS and don’t want to take any decisions for themselves ends up with a drab, bone-headed nanny figure as its leader?

And here’s an example of this attitude at work: when asked about House of Fraser getting into trouble, the best Hammond could suggest was to impose crippling taxes upon online retailers as well to create a ‘level playing field’. And what was the reaction?

Nothing. Barely a whimper. He ought to have been drowned out in a cry of rage. No one thought to ask why he didn’t just CUT taxes on high street shops!

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