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Gordon Brown blåser av sammenligningen, men EU-kommisjonen avslørte onsdag at Storbritannias gjeld vil overstige den greske når det gjelder prosent av BNP, for inneværende år.

But in a warning that should chill every British voter, the European Commission forecast yesterday that the UK’s budget deficit this year will actually be greater than that of Greece.
Indeed, it will be the highest in the EU, at 12 per cent of our national output.
This is why the Mail believes so passionately that Britain can’t afford to wake up tomorrow to a hung parliament, with all the shabby compromises that would inevitably follow.
What we desperately need is a strong government with the authority to take immediate action on the deficit, which alone can save us from Greece’s fate.

Det er ikke lenger et utenkelig scenarie at Storbritannia kan havne i samme situasjon som Hellas: gjeld som får pundet til å synke og investorene til å rømme.

Financial historian Professor Niall Ferguson, tells today’s Spectator magazine that a new Tory government should call in the International Monetary Fund for only the second time in British history.
He said: ‘There is a very real danger that [things] could now spiral, Greek-style, out of all control if foreign confidence in sterling slumps and long-term interest rates rise.’
Professor Ferguson said Britain needed to ‘wield the axe ruthlessly’ with the hope of returning the budget to balance over eight to ten years and should ‘initiate talks with the IMF in case external support proves to be necessary’.
Economist Michael Saunders of Citigroup said: ‘The European Commission’s latest economic forecasts highlight the weak state of the UK’s fiscal position.
‘From such a large deficit, we suspect that it will be hard for a hung parliament to establish a credible path back to fiscal sustainability.’

Det verste valgutfallet vil være et parlament uten noe parti med styringsdyktig flertall.

Burning issue for Britain: With our deficit about to become worse than Greece’s, anarchy and murder erupt on the streets of Athens

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Gordon Brown blåser av sammenligningen, men EU-kommisjonen avslørte onsdag at Storbritannias gjeld vil overstige den greske når det gjelder prosent av BNP, for inneværende år.

But in a warning that should chill every British voter, the European Commission forecast yesterday that the UK’s budget deficit this year will actually be greater than that of Greece.
Indeed, it will be the highest in the EU, at 12 per cent of our national output.
This is why the Mail believes so passionately that Britain can’t afford to wake up tomorrow to a hung parliament, with all the shabby compromises that would inevitably follow.
What we desperately need is a strong government with the authority to take immediate action on the deficit, which alone can save us from Greece’s fate.

Det er ikke lenger et utenkelig scenarie at Storbritannia kan havne i samme situasjon som Hellas: gjeld som får pundet til å synke og investorene til å rømme.

Financial historian Professor Niall Ferguson, tells today’s Spectator magazine that a new Tory government should call in the International Monetary Fund for only the second time in British history.
He said: ‘There is a very real danger that [things] could now spiral, Greek-style, out of all control if foreign confidence in sterling slumps and long-term interest rates rise.’
Professor Ferguson said Britain needed to ‘wield the axe ruthlessly’ with the hope of returning the budget to balance over eight to ten years and should ‘initiate talks with the IMF in case external support proves to be necessary’.
Economist Michael Saunders of Citigroup said: ‘The European Commission’s latest economic forecasts highlight the weak state of the UK’s fiscal position.
‘From such a large deficit, we suspect that it will be hard for a hung parliament to establish a credible path back to fiscal sustainability.’

Det verste valgutfallet vil være et parlament uten noe parti med styringsdyktig flertall.

Burning issue for Britain: With our deficit about to become worse than Greece’s, anarchy and murder erupt on the streets of Athens