No alternative but to snip
The cuts that will have to be made to public sector spending will hurt, but there is no other choice
There is widespread - though by no means universal - support for the concept of ‘cutbacks’ in government spending. But, as was put tome last week by a seasoned inside observer, this general acceptance that we need to find savings will not stop people from zealously defending their own patches.
However, savings on a massive scale are needed, both to restore order to the public finances and to lower the cost base of...
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