. . . as noted here. This is further evidence that drastic cuts up front may make economy recovery more difficult and perhaps even counterproductive.
As the British Government considers its plans in next month's spending review, let us hope that it is taking stock of the situation across the Irish Sea. The support for swift and deep cuts now to stimulate economic recovery looks even weaker than before. This is not to say that cuts in government spending should be off the table indefinitely. Instead, it is to say that major cuts should not be on the table now while the economy remains in a fragile state.
UPDATE: I am pleased to learn that Labour shares my concern on the situation in Ireland and the possibility it may take root in the UK if it were to follow suit.