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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Junk policies

Labour is focussing on children in the run-up to the general election. Today we learn that junk food and internet paedophiles are going to be particular targets.

This sort of policy-making has many of the characteristics of junk food itself: superficially attractive, designed specifically for the least discerning and ultimately unsatisfying. Policies of this kind are what everyone thinks he wants until he finds out what goes into them.

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