Thursday, September 27, 2007

Belgium without the Waffle

After more than three months, what has happened to ungoverned Belgium? The sky has not fallen in, the economy is still working, transport still runs and all the usual Flemming and Wallooning continues just as before. As a friend of mine put it to me, if Belgium can manage without a Government, why can’t we?
Of course, the current fascinating situation in Belgium has been brought about by an accident of psephology. But imagine an intentional alternative to our current overbearing, regulation-happy, statist busybodies. Imagine a Government whose manifesto pledged that their default position would not be to legislate and to invasively manage but to do as little as possible.

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