The Noughties

The decade that politics forgot - spiked
The politics of behaviour: This was a phrase coined by a New Labourite to describe the UK government’s increased interest in legislating for everything from what we eat to what we should think and say. Political leaders with no grand ideas or vision of the future have lowered their horizons to micro-managing our lives. Abandoning any aspirations to mobilise people and forge the Good Society, they have instead focused on imposing their notions of the good citizen on the allegedly ‘anti-social’ masses.