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Spending cuts: the Coalition has a problem with women

The Coalition has a problem with women. According to this morning’s Times/Populus poll, only 17 per cent of them agree with this statement: “Britain has a severe debt crisis and this Government thinks the country’s budget deficit must be dealt with by the time of the next general election”. That’s compared to 26 per cent [...]
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Euro crisis: only one country is still meeting the debt and deficit rules

Politics / UK Politics : Telegraph.co.uk Politics Blog (4 years ago)

Three more countries have breached the EU’s budget rules: Cyprus, Denmark and Finland. Devaluation would be easier all round   When the euro was launched, EU states promised to keep their levels of debt below 60 per cent and their d... Read Post

Governments always find tax rises easier than spending cuts

Politics / UK Politics : Telegraph.co.uk Politics Blog (4 years ago)

The Conservatives had promised to close the budget deficit with an 80:20 ratio – 80 per cent spending cuts, that is, to 20 per cent tax rises. The Liberal Democrats wanted 100 per cent spending cuts and 0 per cent tax rises. While t... Read Post

This Just In ...

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Americans are fine with raising some taxes along with cutting spending in a bid to cut the deficit and the debt. In poll after poll after poll after poll... No wonder those socialists in Britain - aka the Tory... Read Post


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