Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Narrow politics of middle ground

It is an oft quoted feature of current political life that much of the battle is for some rather narrow politics in the middle ground. At the moment I can only see the announcement on Inheritance Tax in that vein.

I understand the big picture politics of it all, but it seems to suggest that to those who have we can give more while those in real need, without adequate homes or the homeless, don't get a sniff. But as a society we may reap what we sow. I note Will Hutton outlined some reasons for our recent predicament in last Sunday's Observer.

2 comments:

menaiblog said...

Quite.

Inheritance tax was reasonable, fair & progressive.

It's a pity that it's fallen victim to a Dutch auction for the votes such a narrow band of the electorate.

Martin Eaglestone said...

and I'm afraid I'm not really sure most parties in or near power would in reality resist the power of the property owning democracy - no matter how hard they shout in opposition.