Peter Hoskin

Is Cameron slowly winning the argument on public service reform?

Is Cameron slowly winning the argument on public service reform?
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Guido has already highlighted one of the most important graphs from this Ipsos MORI treasure trove, showing that the public have overwhelmingly accepted the need for spending cuts. But this other graph forms a striking companion piece:

Sure, the public may be split on whether the coalition will be good for public services. But the main thing to note is that overall optimism is at its highest level since 2001

– and rising. Maybe, contra Brown and Balls, people are realising that you can get more for less.