Subsidies were cut, particularly for transport and agriculture, and many of the activities of government departments were scrapped, pared back or transferred to the private sector.
That\’s how the Canadians did it.
You cut the number of things government does. Simply scrap whole swathes of activities.
BERR, EU contributions, ID cards, regional assemblies, regional development funds, make your own list, but it\’s easy enough to pull £30-£50 billion out of the £650 billion they\’re spending.