Tuesday 6 December 2016

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."

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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."

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