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Gordon Brown promises to maintain mainstream public service investment

A rather humiliating U-turn was performed by Gordon Brown today when he promised to cut costs, cut inefficiencies, cut unnecessary programs and cut low priority budgets with the UK budget deficit under serious pressure. Yet again as we approach a UK general election it seems it is now time to cut the fat from the UK public service sector but why does it take a general election to focus the minds?

This is a subject which we covered yesterday because ultimately Gordon Brown has built up the UK public service sector, creating hundreds of thousands of "non-jobs", thereby keeping a significant number of people off the unemployment list. We have massive pension deficits in the private sector, taxpayer subsidised pensions in the public sector, unions flexing their muscles in the public sector while workers in the private sector are hit by ever increasing taxes.

There is a growing belief that under pressure from his union paymasters, Gordon Brown has been forced into this particular U-turn but he has also been forced to give a promise to the unions that he will maintain mainstream investment into the future. The unions have also claimed Gordon Brown has agreed to implement a number of taxes on middle England which seems to be one of the easy targets as the UK government looks to reduce UK national debt and the UK budget deficit.

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