Thatcher the Leninist

Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 17.59.15Where bureaucracies are set targets by a government, writes Dalrymple, the result is

organised lying.

Margaret Thatcher, he says,

ignored the lessons of the Soviet Union and became something of a Leninist.

She instituted

the régime of legalised corruption under which we live, and which Blair expanded with low cunning. Blair saw it as an opportunity to create a nomenklatura.

Thanks to Thatcher’s faith in managerialism,

private looting of the public purse takes place on a scale not seen since the 18th century.

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