Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ed Balls and Irish austerity: what you didn't hear at party conference
May the growth rise to meet you
Ed Balls used to cite Ireland as exhibit A in his argument that ‘austerity’ would cripple the British economy.
A year ago, when Ireland’s economy had just shrunk by 1.2% Balls, then making his unsuccessful run for Labour leader, said
“These figures are a stark warning to governments across Europe including our own. An austerity programme of deep cuts now, when our economic recovery is not secure, risks lower growth and higher unemployment”
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