This is Osborne’s political project: It’s about identifying the next stage of market-centred social and economic liberalisation, getting there before anyone else does, then working to make the public and his political opponents accept this stance as The New Normal. First identify the target, then do something bold about it to get ahead of the curve, then make people feel it was always going to be this way.

Jim Waterson: 24 hours with George Osborne (Buzzfeed)

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