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Saturday, 20 February 2010

PITCHING TO THE LEFT

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Thursday night's Newsnight discussed the elderly care issue. Gavin Esler asked three people to pitch their favoured schemes to the government's egalitarianism-loving independent advisor Joan Bakewell and Emma Soames of Saga magazine.
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Who were the three 'pitchers'?
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1. James Lloyd, of the Blairite Social Market Foundation. He wants a national voluntary insurance scheme.
2. Stephen Burke, of the charity Counsel and Care, who tried to become the Labour Party's candidate for Scunthorpe in the 2010 general election. He favours the 'Death Tax'.
3. Dr Anna Dixon (pictured) chief executive of The King's Foundation (formerly of the L.S.E.), who acted as a policy advisor to the government from 2003-4. She wants it largely paid for out of taxation.
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Gavin Esler had previously interviewed Andrew Lansley, scoring a high I.C. against him of 1.9.
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When attention turned to Sino-American relations, who did Gavin Esler turn to for an American point of view? Nina Hachigian of the liberal Centre for American Progress. That think tank keeps cropping up in my surveys. It must be the American equivalent of the IPPR!
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You could never accuse the BBC of ignoring the Liberal-Left!

4 comments:

  1. My preferred option is for Anna Dixon to care for me in my old age. She could even get some practice in by starting now.

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  2. Craig,
    I think I am pretty safe that my wife won't be reading this blog as she is down in Africa just now and can't access my computer anyway.
    But, some weeks ago I was telling her what it is about. Her Comment " sounds pretty boring to me " ! LOL !

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  3. Maybe I should start putting on some pictures of 'hunks' after all!

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