Cowen’s Budget puts parties under starter’s orders

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the main event. Let’s get ready to rumble.

2nd December, 2006

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the main event. Let’s get ready to rumble. Forget about all the skirmishing, briefing, spinning, advertising and general messing. The election starts this week.

This is not the same as saying that the election will be won or lost by what Brian Cowen announces this Wednesday, but it will set the terms of the campaign.

Luckily for him and the government parties, he is in...

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