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14th June 2019, 16:03

Such contrasting views on public finances may result in confusion and loss of trust in politicians, says Viewpoint panel

The fact that the Government and Opposition have such contrasting views on public finances may result in confusion and a loss of trust in politicians.

That was the verdict of Viewpoint panelists, speaking after a week of Budget speeches in Parliament.

The Government declared a record surplus of at least £83 million. The GSD Opposition said it was not an accurate reflection of public finances.

Viewpoint panelists said people want transparency.