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Paul Moran: The people's priorities are quite clear

Our end of year poll shows the electorate wants tough and decisive action on banks and bankers' pay

Paul Moran

Published 23/12/2012 | 05:00

AS THIS year draws to a close, this latest Millward Brown poll asks where the electorate feel the Government's priorities should lie in 2013. More than half feel it is time that legislators put the issue of the banks clearly in their crosshairs.

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When asked what should be prioritised, 50 per cent specifically demand that the Government be more assertive on the issues of bankers' pay, pensions and lending policies. It appears that the drip-feed of revelations about the activities of the banks are akin to death by a thousand cuts to the general public.

While the current government mantra that the banks' actions are "commercial decisions" may be technically correct, it holds no sway with a populace that feels it is being pummelled on all sides.

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