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Editorial: Dreaded day here but we'll seek justice

The dreaded day has finally arrived with the unveiling of the blackest Budget in a generation. It's as bad as expected. The fears and anxieties of the past few months have been realised.

It wasn't just a bad dream. But at least the spirit-sapping wait is now over.

Now that the figures are official, everyone can begin to plan their futures. Household budgets can now be planned and the necessary adjustments made.

As the financial pain begins to bite in the coming days and weeks, people can be justified in seeking to express their anger. The people will have a way of channelling that anger in the election that lies ahead.

Those bankers, developers, and leaders of the political establishment who are guilty of negligence and recklessness deserve to be punished.

The people are entitled to justice.