It walks like double-dip, talks like double-dip, quacks like double-dip. What else are the latest figures on Britain's economic growth? The gamble recent governments have taken in bailing out banks instead of their customers to heal recession is looking ever more reckless. The VAT rise this month was foolish. The cuts in public spending, though vital to curb a public sector out of all control, seem ill-timed.
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George Soros tells David Cameron: change direction or face recession
Mix of tax increases and spending cuts unsustainable.