The interview that quote was taken from:
There's no such thing as society
Apart from the idiotic headline quote much of that interview could have come from Major/Blair/Brown/Cameron, take your pick, there's nothing new hear. Balancing rights and responsibilities wasn't Thatchers idea or even from the right at all.
All governments like to devolve responsibility for cuts and centralise credit for spending. Although decentralisation should really be Tory territory, with the devolution of Scotland and Wales Labour achieved more than Thatcher ever did, but when it comes to the big departments of Health and Education they just can't help themselves. The only reason this policy might actually have any significance is because Cameron's hand is being forced. I think Miliband's acceptance speech was telling, plenty of talk of a new generation and new faces, but none of new ideas, because there won't be any just new packaging.
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