Thursday, 16 September 2010

Asking the right questions

A Populus poll in The Times earlier this week read like bad news for the Coalition Government's deficit reduction strategy, but legitimate doubts have now been raised about the appropriateness of the questions: Poll

One thing that needs to be borne in mind is that setting a target for deficit reduction is one thing and achieving it is another. So Labour's halving target could have turned out to be a 30 per cent reduction in practice and the Coalition's target may well fall short at around 80 per cent over the lifetime of a Parliament.

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