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CITY VIEWS: DO YOU AGREE THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S PRORITY SHOULD BE REDUCING THE DEFICIT?

GABRIELLE MCADAMS | WILLIS
“I agree with the majority of the cuts so far and I agree that dealing with the deficit should be one of the top priorities, but the government shouldn’t jeopardise things like health and transport.”

ZADE ALRIFAI | AXA
“The government’s priority should be the economy but cutting the deficit at the price of education and employment is not something that I agree with. Pulling £6bn out of the economy is not the wisest decision when we could use that money for the public sector. Growth is the most important thing to me.”

JULIAN MANSFIELD | DELOITTE
“I think there is often too much acrimony in discussions about the deficit. There are intelligent and credible arguments for both sides, so I like the new politics approach of bringing these together and finding compromise, and I think the government’s priorities and relatively modest deficit plans reflect this.”