Calls for the Government to launch an emergency spend-up to boost the economy are unrealistic.

Doing that now would be to acknowledge that the economy is tanking, which would:

A) be a terrible look for the Government and B) might actually do more damage to confidence by looking panicked.

Also, the economy isn't actually tanking.

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GDP growth has slowed with tedious monotony since December 2016.

But it's been a funny sort of downturn, with low unemployment, a construction boom, a growing population and strong commodity prices.

All those grim business confidence surveys still contain complaints about capacity issues, like staffing

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