“A market economy, not a market society”
A slogan, not a policy, I said.
Hah, said Tom Powdrill. Tony Blair said it. Exactly, I said. It is not even original.
I had forgotten how unoriginal it was. A friend with astonishing recall of politics told me that he thought it had been coined by Lionel Jospin.
He was right: ”We say yes to a market economy, but no to a market society.” Lionel Jospin, French prime minister, in a speech by the French prime minister at the inauguration of the Foreign Policy Centre, London, July 1998.Tagged in: ed miliband, lionel jospin, tony blair
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