The Nanny State Has Blown the Bank

By David Warren - September 10, 2010

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In France, the legal retirement age is 60. President Sarkozy, who like every other European leader is desperate to balance the books, proposes to raise this to 62. Hence the scene, as strikers work at bringing the country to a halt, and fill the streets in the time-honoured, Parisian fashion. Over the Channel, the flashpoint was an attempt by management to lay off 800 employees of the London...

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