Bold visions, but where's the cash?

Hirsch, Donald
March 2006
New Statesman;3/27/2006, Vol. 135 Issue 4785, p10
In this article the author discusses provisions in the British government budget for 2006, formulated by Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer. A number of bold aims are put forward in the document, including eliminating child poverty by 2020, the equaling public spending on education with that of private education, and the expansion of spending on health care. In light of the state of the British economy the author wonders how Brown will finance his proposals.


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