A look at the basic numbers shows that the Government does not need to cut overall spending. If it does, it's because it has chosen to do so. By Michael Taft.
With the Government to publish its four-year plan in the next few weeks, we should try to nail down some basic numbers. No doubt the plan will present an avalanche of numbers and percentages and projections, so much so that the Government may well try to hide some discomfiting statistics. Does this sound cynical?