Many election promises seem destined to be broken at the best of times but in the worst of times, they are likely to gather dust on the shelves of the parties’ headquarters whether there is a will to implement them or not.
Posts Tagged ‘economics’
The feel-good mantra peddled by the Government about how the real cost of living is the same as 2006 has been punctured by the latest figures for groceries.
Too optimistic. Astonishing. Bizarre. Putative. Writing in The Sunday Times, columnist Damien Kiberd might well have just used a phrase like ‘plain bonkers’ to describe Government projections for its tax intake over the next few years.
Taxi drivers, ethnic shops, ebay sellers, market stall holders, fast food outlets and couriers are among those being targeted by the Revenue in a crackdown on the now burgeoning ‘shadow’ economy, according to The Sunday Business Post.
Armageddon, Doomsday. Take your pick of scenarios – the main stories on all of the quality Sundays are practically interchangeable; and the end is most definitely nigh.