Neo-liberal fallacy

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In response to Joyce McMillan (Perspective, 15 August), no economy can be taxed into prosperity and government spending is not a free gift from the state.

The question has to be asked: where is the “neo-liberal consensus” at Westminster?

Successive governments, both Labour and Conservative-led, have done nothing but greedily raise taxes and increase the burden of regulation.

The implication that these statist policies have been free-market in nature and that further state intervention is needed is false and advocates poison as poison’s cure.

Bruce Crichton

Victoria Road