Sunday 26 February 2017

Exchequer figures truly frightening

Sir -- The exchequer returns for the first quarter of 2011 are truly frightening.

In spite of the cuts, levies and taxes, the current account deficit is more than €1bn worse than the same period last year.

By refusing to slash the €20bn public sector wage bill and the €20bn welfare bill our government is determined to dig the deficit hole deeper.

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