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Britain's credit rating downgraded from AAA to Aa1
The Telegraph ^
| February 22, 2013
| James Hurley
Posted on 02/22/2013 4:22:05 PM PST by John W
Moodys announced on Friday night that it had cut the Governments bond rating one notch from Aaa the highest possible level to Aa1.
The move is a significant setback for Chancellor George Osborne, who has faced criticism that his strategy for dealing with UKs huge debt burden is failing to deliver.
Moodys pointed to continuing weakness in the UKs medium-term growth outlook, with a period of sluggish growth which [it] now expects will extend into the second half of the decade.
The credit ratings agency also noted that the Government's debt reduction programme faced significant "challenges" and that the UK's huge debts are unlikely to "reverse before 2016".
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
posted on 02/22/2013 4:22:11 PM PST
by John W
To: John W
posted on 02/22/2013 7:24:35 PM PST
To: John W
When the current government took power a top incoming official of the British Treasury found a note in an otherwise empty desk drawer saying “sorry,all the money's gone”.I'll wager that Geitner left a similar note in his top drawer for his successor.
posted on 02/22/2013 7:38:36 PM PST
by Gay State Conservative
("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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