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Martin Durkin: Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story

Starring Kevin Dowd, Richard Wellings, Allister Heath, Phillip Booth, Eamonn Butler, Bill Bonner, Matthew Sinclair, David Smith, Anthony Jay, James Bartholomew, Mark Littlewood, Richard Teather, Lionel Blair, Vanessa Feltz, Kelvin MacKenzie, Geoffrey Howe, Norman Lamont, Nigel Lawson, Andrew Wong, Jimmy Lai, Simon Lee, Alistair Darling, Brendan Barber, and a cameo role by Arthur Newton — who apparently is a Geordie — Martin Durkin’s “Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story” is essential and brilliant viewing.

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Statists, socialists, and Keynesians everywhere must have been seething, while watching it.

Excellent.

Perhaps some of them may have even had the beginnings of an inkling, or an epiphany, that something somewhere in their mental mindset is broken. We can but hope.

Personally, I think the programme would have been even more brilliant with Sean Corrigan, Douglas Carswell, Steve Baker, or Toby Baxendale on board, but that’s life. You can’t have everything.

Channel4’s ‘On Demand’ TV service is also showing this programme for 29 days, here.

Look out for the section where Lionel Blair, Vanessa Feltz, and Kelvin MacKenzie try to work out what some public sector tax consumers do for their incomes.