Polly Toynbee is on about Sweden again in her column in The Guardian today – read it here. The column is not her best argued effort, but this did make me smile:
No, Brown will not turn Swedish in one spasm. It took the Social Democrats nearly 70 unbroken years of steady progressive government to reach this civilised state of relative equality, high living standards, excellent public services – and high happiness ratings.
The idea of Gordon Brown turing into a Swede is quite amusing… He sure has the portly figure of a retired ice hockey player, and is probably grumpy enough to come from the North somewhere!