Britain lags in quality of life index

September 06, 2007 6:24 PM

Yesterday the Telegraph reported that a new Economist index will reveal Britain lagging behind other countries of similar income in the quality of life it affords its residents.  The difference has a lot to do with our underperforming public services.


While in the private sector we lead the world in attracting international investment in the areas the public sector takes primary responsibility for we have crowded roads and low life expectancy.  Politicians have failed while private sector firms have suceeded.  This has to strengthen the case for moving more personal services that can be provided by Civil Society out of political control.

Yesterday the Telegraph reported that a new Economist index will reveal Britain lagging behind other countries of similar income in the quality of life it affords its residents.  The difference has a lot to do with our underperforming public services.


While in the private sector we lead the world in attracting international investment in the areas the public sector takes primary responsibility for we have crowded roads and low life expectancy.  Politicians have failed while private sector firms have suceeded.  This has to strengthen the case for moving more personal services that can be provided by Civil Society out of political control.

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