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Are We Really That Stupid?


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The 4G spectrum auction produced just over £1bn less than the OBR forecast in December 2012.

Journalists have been asking the Treasury whether this will mean a change in spending plans.

What?

The government spending plans for 2012/3 totalled £683bn. You'd have to be pretty daft to think that a £1bn variation between forecast and actual would cause a re-assessment.

So, are journalists convinced that we are that stupid? Or, is this seen as a chance for more stories about 'no Plan B'?

The actual tax take has undershot the budget by much more than £1bn so why is this even a story?

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oresome

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When I saw the thread title, I thought it was a reference to the jury members in the Vicky Price trial.

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woodchip

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Makes me think How ever did we survive to this day, without mobile phones either stuck to our hears or texting foreign Language text

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beeuuem

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oresome Me too!

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