But perhaps Polly is right; perhaps we should be more like Sweden. Certainly, if this news from The Croydonian is correct (and it is) we should certainly follow in those Swedish footsteps, just as the servant followed in the warming steps of King Wenceslas.
Good news, everybody—the death of socialism
Swedish Social Democratic Party Leader Mona Sahlin: '"If developments continue, this party won’t exist in 10 to 15 years"... The Social Democrats lost 19,000 members last year. The 16 percent drop is the largest in more than 10 years...Membership has been cut in half since the 1990s'. Source.
Alas, I fear that socialism is far from dead but it would be wonderful if it were on its last sickly legs, like a slave tottering through the gates of Kolyma.
And believe me, I'll be leaving no warming footprints for that particular sod.