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Procrustes gives his duvet a good shake

Or so a Fabians commissioned poll would appear to suggest.

"A massive 85 per cent of the public said that a better Britain would include a smaller gap between the rich and poor".

And presumably they do not care whether the 'poor' get stretched, or the 'rich' have their extremities lopped off.

Neither Yougov nor the Fabians (where's an irate Hannibal when you need one?) have published the text of the question or any great level of result detail, but I would be amazed if the question was phrased along the lines of 'do you want the state to take a lot more of your money and give it to other people?'

One might note that when the British daydream about places they would like to emigrate to, Belarus and North Korea, or come to that, the Nordic countries do not feature that far up the list. Whereas the US generally does.....

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