Challenge of a fresh start

As a coalition deal emerges from the talks between FG and Labour, the new government will have to hit the ground running

5th March, 2011

Never waste a crisis, is the old saying.

The new government is signalling that it wants to do things differently, splitting the department of finance in two, undertaking a sweeping review of spending in all areas, playing as hard as possible for a deal in Europe and driving through change in the way public services are delivered as part of a compromise plan to cut spending and public sector numbers.

Can it really change much,...

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