Tuesday 17 January 2017

Noonan won't line the pockets but the bigger picture shows some progress

Published 11/10/2016 | 02:30

Photo: Tom Burke
Photo: Tom Burke

If, as the Abba song suggests, the winner takes it all, then there will be no winners from today's Budget.

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Everybody will get a few crumbs in a carefully crafted Budget that aims to appease the elderly, the young, the so-called 'squeezed middle' and even the children.

But if there are no winners then it's unlikely there'll be many losers either. That's the benefit of a Budget with 'no surprises' - unless they are good surprises.

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