Chris Dillow - always worth your time - casts a weary eye over a number of government policies and concludes:
What this shows, I think, is that New Labour’s claim to believe in
technocratic, evidence-based policy is a sham. They are not technocrats
at all, but either priggish moralists or cowardly panderers to mob
Quite so. And as he says, we may need a revolution. Lord knows, however, where that might come from.