As usual, the yearly leaks around the budget have further emerged. From the various leaks, it has been judged by media that Fine Gael is setting out to look more after business and farmers than the national middle and lower classes.
To some, this will come as no surprise. Fine Gael was born out of a farming background and have repeatedly looked after big business over the heads of the voters of Ireland.
It should be noted also that some leaks could be deliberately government initiated. The softening of the ground on budget matters forthcoming, is a deliberate tactic of previous government political parties.