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Biggest ever Budget brings a sense of calm to the Coalition

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Only way is up: Michael McGrath and Paschal Donohoe (right) before announcing the Budget. Photo: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Only way is up: Michael McGrath and Paschal Donohoe (right) before announcing the Budget. Photo: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Only way is up: Michael McGrath and Paschal Donohoe (right) before announcing the Budget. Photo: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

When even the hard-left socialists are asking how you're going to pay the bill, you know something extraordinary has just happened.

Ahead of Budget 2021, a Coalition official dryly commented that the Government would almost manage to spend more money than the Opposition was calling for. It's not quite there, but nobody can argue that this isn't an unprecedented Budget for unprecedented times.


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