WSJ: "Poll shows majority of UK backs cuts to public services"

October 25, 2010

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The majority of the British public believe the U.K. government needs to cut spending on public services in order to successfully tackle the country’s GBP155 billion budget deficit, an opinion poll from financial services firm KPMG and Ipsos MORI showed Thursday.

The poll of 817 people was conducted Wednesday following Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s spending review, which set out the government plans to cut GBP81 billion of spending by 2015.

The poll, the first survey since the spending review, found that 59% of those polled believe the spending cuts on public services are necessary. It also showed 48% of respondents are confident that the government’s policies will improve the state of the economy in the long term–the highest level in over five years.

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6 Responses to WSJ: "Poll shows majority of UK backs cuts to public services"

  1. Jim says:

    Would I, you betcha, I say anything less then a 50% cut in government spending is a complete waste of time.

  2. Jim says:

    Would I, you betcha, I say anything less then a 50% cut in government spending is a complete waste of time.

  3. Jim says:

    Would I, you betcha, I say anything less then a 50% cut in government spending is a complete waste of time.

  4. Torpedo8 says:

    Cut 10%/year for 10 years – good start and gives government workers a chance to be absorbed back into Productive Society. Enforce enumerated powers, Fair Tax and let Congress eat the same dog food they prepare for us. They’d throw a lot less excrement if they were facing a fan.

  5. Torpedo8 says:

    Cut 10%/year for 10 years – good start and gives government workers a chance to be absorbed back into Productive Society. Enforce enumerated powers, Fair Tax and let Congress eat the same dog food they prepare for us. They’d throw a lot less excrement if they were facing a fan.

  6. Torpedo8 says:

    Cut 10%/year for 10 years – good start and gives government workers a chance to be absorbed back into Productive Society. Enforce enumerated powers, Fair Tax and let Congress eat the same dog food they prepare for us. They’d throw a lot less excrement if they were facing a fan.

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