November 12th, 2010
If you hadn’t noticed already, these are strange, tumultuous times. We are still in the midst of the uneasy period of phoney war before the cuts actually bite, but we now know what’s coming: the deepest and quickest reductions in public spending since the 1920s – which, according to an under-reported quote from David Cameron, will not be reversed, even when our economic circumstances improve (2 August, at an event in Birmingham: “Should we cut things now and go back later and try and restore them later? I think we should be trying to avoid that approach”).
November 11th, 2010
In a round of interviews in Seoul, where he is attending the G20 summit, Cameron said: “We won’t go back. Look, even if we wanted to, we shouldn’t go back to the idea that university is free.”