Cabinet unites as spending cuts loom
The ‘taxers’ in the cabinet are losing out to the ‘cutters’, with Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan taking a firm hold of the reins
With a month to go to the December budget, attitudes in the cabinet are hardening about the inevitability of swingeing cuts to all areas of public spending.
In recent weeks, steadied by the result of the Lisbon referendum, the renegotiation of the Programme for Government and the introduction of the Nama legislation, ministers have begun the process of agreeing the detail of the budget.
According to several of those with close knowledge of the process,...
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