Interesting Sentences

For the one quarter in 2011 where government spending actually rose significantly, it wasmostly reflected in price rises, not an increase in output.  Ahem.

There is probably a benign explanation for this; most likely it’s a statistical artefact which will get revised away as the ONS get better data.  But it accounts for 1.2% of the 3.7% GDP deflator (annualized rates) in that quarter, which is significant.