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    Emergency Budget on the Horizon?

    Given the current state of the public finances, what are the chances of an emergency budget before the the next due one in Dec 2008?

    Reading beteen the lines of both Fine Gael and Labour press releases, it seems there could be political consensus on such a move.

    Fine Gael: Biggest ever slump in public finances has happened on Cowen's watch - Bruton
    http://www.finegael.ie/news/index.cfm/t ... /pkey/653/

    Labour: 2007 exchequer returns make nonsense of budget arithmetic - Burton
    http://www.labour.ie/press/listing/1199 ... 93684.html

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    Things aren't that bad .. yet
    1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-analyst2007
    Emergency Budget on the Horizon?

    Given the current state of the public finances, what are the chances of an emergency budget before the the next due one in Dec 2008?
    Zero. Even if there was any intention to cut public spending in 2008 to a lower figure than that proposed in the December Budget - which is unlikely - this could be done in any case when the revised Estimates are published and voted on in February or March, as happens every year.

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    Im glad that FG and Lab are on tune for the need for a very big re-adjustment.

    There is real need for some serious fat to be burned of this beast in the next 24 months.

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    I honestly have the feeling that we wont be seeing FF for a long time after the next election.

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    There won't be any mini-budget but if the scenario I have outlined comes to pass then there will most definitely be spending cutbacks in the second half of the year. After the referendum.

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    I have predicted that Magic Arse will be introducing this on Feb 14 for the last 3 months. He is the only one so thick that he can not see this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    Things aren't that bad .. yet
    You can sing it!

    Wait 'til you see the carnage that is coming in the Financial Markets this side of April
    "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." Mark Twain

    “When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” Napoléon Bonaparte

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    so.. do I sell all my shares

    or buy more ?

    or wait till after April ?

    or go borrow a gigantic amount of money and hope the banks get ripped apart in the carnage and will be unable to find my details after

    or

    start casing the closest supermarket to loot

    Are we fukced yet ?
    1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?

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    Is there a precedent?

    (well done on the gold, dan)

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