Brendan Keenan: We may be on course but worrying trends remain
Published 03/07/2010 | 05:00
If the economy is not as bad as had been expected, then government finances ought to have been better than expected -- and they are not
'I AM playing all the right notes" -- comedian Eric Morecambe famously said to conductor Andre Previn after a disastrous foray on the piano -- "but not necessarily in the right order".
The Department of Finance is playing all the right notes in terms of the state of the public finances half-way through this critical year.