fiscal prudence

The fiscally prudent are still reaping their reward on the football field – among European countries, at least. Down to 52 per cent from 70 per cent last week, the correlation between points and fiscal prudence remains significant. (And if it weren’t for Spain currently beating Honduras 2-0, which I’ve taken as a Spanish victory, we’d be at 59 per cent.)

With Portugal beating North Korea earlier 7-0, the big question of the day is: which country is more saintly, fiscally speaking? Read more