Let Portugal default
Comment on the government's latest tax and benefit changes
Prof Philip Booth comments on the ICB's proposals
Prof Philip Booth comments on the bailout pleas
“The EU should stop parcelling up the debt of member states and sending it round and round in circles through complex bailout mechanisms. The central institutions of the EU should not interfere in the debt markets of individual member states and Portugal should be allowed to default. Following that, the Portuguese economy needs urgent reform to ensure long-term economic growth, lower government spending and lower taxation.”
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