Pat Leahy: For this government to survive, it needs to put its differences aside and agree on a positive way forward - starting with the budget

Now that the reshuffle and the restatement of the government's aims and priorities have been agreed and announced, the focus will swiftly move to the first big hurdle for the "new" government.

13th July, 2014

Now that the reshuffle and the restatement of the government's aims and priorities have been agreed and announced, the focus will swiftly move to the first big hurdle for the ''new government.

Discussions on the budget have already begun; they were the elephant in the room during talks between the party leaders and the root of the Wednesday night breakdown that nearly ended up scuppering the whole boondoggle.

We have a slightly bonkers over-emphasis on...

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