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What size should government be?

Politicians should beware telling the public what they want them to hear

By John McTernan  

Tony Blair © PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

With the deaths of Geoffrey Howe and Denis Healey—and the publication of the second volume of Margaret Thatcher’s official biography by Charles Moore—we are reminded that an era is over. Giants have left us. And measured against the figures of the past—Thatcher obviously, but also Blair—our current crop of leaders don’t yet look up to the mark. They have narrow horizons. For them the world has…

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