Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Public sector now 53% of economy as record 6.09million Britons work for the state

Daily Mail

"The public sector has ballooned under Labour to make up more than half of the economy.State spending now accounts for 53.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) compared to 40 per cent when Labour came to power in 1997.Britain's public sector is now bigger than the European Union average of 50.4 per cent, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development figures."

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