Ruth Porter writes for The Telegraph

Before we lament the end of Britain’s spending splurge, it is time we took a long hard look at what we bought and realise just how much of it was rubbish. Austerity is an opportunity to do it all differently.

We should welcome these times. Leaving bloated government spending behind and shifting to a smaller state with lower government spending, less interference and smaller taxes, is like moving from an expensive poor value rental to your own home. It brings opportunity, a sense of belonging and affection and the space to grow and create an environment for those we love to thrive.

We should be appalled at just how big our state has become – how much money it spends, what poor value it delivers and how oppressively it has ripped control of our lives out of our hands. 

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