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Blair’s legacy won’t be Iraq, it will be PFI

In 20 years time future generations will look back on the Iraq War with a kind of bemused disinterest. In much the same way my generation view Vietnam or Korea as rather odd footnotes to a grand narrative rather dramatically called the Cold War, these generations will feel nothing of the polemic passion of 2003, just a strange sense of confusion.

Not so with PFI. The Private Finance Initiatives agreed in the Tony Blair years won’t feel like abstract oddities of a bygone era. They will be real and pressing concerns for a generation  still paying the price for the last two decades of spending.

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