The prepared text of the Finance Minister’s remarks is here.
Countries, just like individuals, do not stumble into prosperity. They set out a plan and stick to it, so that they are fully capable of seizing opportunity when misfortune hits, instead of merely being overwhelmed by it.
That’s not to say, of course, that our Government believes an inflexible approach for every conceivable scenario is anything to admire.
For those of you scoring at home, six references are made to flexibility against ten references to stability.