Thursday, 19 November 2009

Its the deficit, stupid

John Redwood
"The deficit is estimated to be running at between 12% and 14% of national Income. It is, as David Cameron reminded us, double the level of deficit relative to the size of the economy that the UK struggled with at the time of the IMF loans in the 1970s. It is massive, growing too rapidly, and out of control. Today’s figure for October confirms that the Treasury was not for once overestimating it when they forecast £175billion of borrowing for the year. Some forecasters now think it will be £200 billion. This surge in borrowing is an interesting backdrop to the decision to print another £25 billion."

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