Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fundamental Heffer Error redux

Fundamental Heffer Error redux

Oh, and while we’re talking about the Heff, it’s a belated but welcome return to the Fundamental Heffer Error.

Hard-working people want the state to contract. They want big public spending cuts. They want the public sector to endure the same pain as the private. They want to see tax cuts, to make their own jobs safer by reversing the tide of shrinking demand. They understand that the economy must be restructured. They hear very little of this from the Conservative Party. As a result, many of them do not propose to vote, or will support a "proper" conservative party such as Ukip.

The definition of an FHE?

Simon is confusing what he wishes were the case with what is actually the case…I have decided to call confusion between believing a policy to be right and believing it popular the Fundamental Heffer Error.

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect example than the one above.

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