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Budget must not strangle economy

It has been clear for some time that Budget 2008 will present a stiff test for the new government.

13th October, 2007

It has been clear for some time that Budget 2008 will present a stiff test for the new government.

Just how stiff will become clear with the publication on Thursday by Brian Cowen, the Minister for Finance, of his pre-budget report. This will show, beyond any doubt, that the next budget will provide a number of difficulties for Cowen and his colleagues.

How they deal with them will define much of their term in government. Put...

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