An intriguing new poll from PoliticsHome suggest an important shift in public attitudes on “tax and spend” issues.
“The results of this special deliberative study, involving a balanced group of over 1,400 people, point to a new landscape of public opinion on issues of tax and spend.
Gradually, since 2005, opinion has demonstrably shifted away from a feeling that the government should be spending more on programmes and services, to a feeling that the government spends too much. The change has been taking place since 2005
Resentment about the bank bailouts, concern about the national debt and a feeling that the VAT cut has not so far been effective seems to have translated into a majority view that the government should spending money so freely.”