Last night’s elections reminded us just how overgoverned the UK has become, with elections to so many layers of government and with so many posts on offer. The results were much as expected. The pundits had expected the SNP to do well at Labour’s expense in Scotland and for the Lib Dems to lose ground generally.
I found numerous electors expressing concern about the continuing size of the deficit and the continuing high levels of spending, as well as some others querying particular spending decisions of local Councils where they did not like cuts. I was given plenty of examples of spending the public would like cut, and some frustration at the high level of taxes now needed to pay for all the overgovernment. The argument is not as one sided and as “cuts” oriented as some in the media would have us believe.