Divided they will fall

A punch-drunk government is facing into its biggest crisis, yet its own TDs remain obsessed with local issues

2nd October, 2010
Divided they will fall
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Cuts to social welfare payments, to old age pensions and to child benefit, income tax increases at all levels, a property tax, water charges, public sector pay and pension cuts and changes to the retirement benefits of public servants - some or all of these measures are inevitable in the forthcoming budget and the three or four budgets that will follow it.

This is the result of the combined pressure of the bank rescue and...

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