I do not think you can push public expenditure significantly above 60 per cent and maintain the values of a plural society with adequate freedom of choice. We are here close to one of the frontiers of social democracy
Speech in Anglesey (23 January 1976).Michael Hatfield, "Inflation fight goes on, Mr Jenkins tells left", The Times (24 January 1976).
I therefore believe that the politics of the left and centre of this country are frozen in an out-of-date mould which is bad for the political and economic health of Britain and increasingly inhibiting for those who live within the mould. Can it be broken?Roy Jenkins
Many of the early nationalisation measures were right. They have remained part of the social fabric. I favour measures of that type.Roy Jenkins