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The nanny state

Macleod was the first to use this phrase to describe an overly-protective government or a welfare state. The phrase first appeared in several Spectator articles in the 1960s.

Iain Macleod, 1913-1970, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Name for an over-protective government, Quoted in Rees, Mark My Words, 1997

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Ian Macleod
Ian Macleod
  • Born: November 11, 1913
  • Died: July 20, 1970
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Iain Norman Macleod was a British Conservative Party politician and government minister.

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