And they keep on talking
Published 20/11/2011 | 05:00
"At a time like this when you see what countries like France and Italy are having to do -- I'm not any more just talking about countries like Greece, I'm talking about big, big economies like Italy and France, they are having to take big decisions on public expenditure -- I think it makes everyone here in Britain realise that we too have to make these decisions."
George Osborne, British Chancellor of the Exchequer.
"I have discussed (the leaked budget document) with the Taoiseach and I mean we're puzzled by it for a start, but secondly we're also quite annoyed that material relating to our Budget is being discussed in another parliament before the Government has made decisions on it."