Paul Mason, soon to have his steel toecapped suede booties under a Channel 4 desk, seems to have cast off the shackles of BBC groupthink and ventured out into the world of thinking for himself…..well, tentatively:
It’s not the same across the country, but there are signs of growth. The challenge for Labour is how to make the most of the new reality
Still hedging his bets, and acting as unpaid, I hope, adviser to the Labour Party, but he ventures that austerity may have worked…so much so that it may be possible to reduce it to some extent.
Of course he rounds it all off with a brickbat…
The real problem may not be the weakness or fragility of recovery, but the fact that large parts of the population are locked out of it.
……but I guess old habits are hard to change.