The FT argues in an editorial this morning that:
The good news is that the UK economy does not appear to be in urgent need of a fiscal boost. Growth held up in the third quarter, the services sector remains buoyant and consumers are still spending – as evidenced by the latest surge in retail sales.
So, a lack of investment, the absence of secure employment, the pressing need for economic rebalancing and the looming crisis of climate change do not in any way matter, let alone require attention? A quick fix on the High Street appears to be all the FT considers to be of concern.