The government is evidently worried by Labour's stress on the falling standard of living as costs rise.
Inside government, there is talk of an ‘adopt or kill’ approach to Labour’s work on the cost of living: if they like an idea, they’ll take it for themselves; if they don’t, they’ll savage it.Evidently they intend to look closely at rail franchises and utility companies.
It's always someone else who has to pick up the tab, isn't it. What has the government itself done to cut the cost of its services to us?
The magazine doesn't care to address this.
On global warming the magazine refers to the much anticipated IPCC report due out soon, opining that
There is not much doubt that the planet is warming, and man is at least partially responsible.... Global warming is still a monumental challenge.So they know ... KNOW? ... that the next move off the current temperature plateau will be up, and not down?
They also fail to take account of Matt Ridley's analysis that the new central prediction of global warming until 2080 is likely to be net beneficial. And in several decades' time there will be new ways to adapt if that proves necessary.
They are trying to look judicious, but they are lamentably behind the curve.