Politics 21 December 2012 "All in all, the UK appears to be ending 2012 not in particularly great shape” Business quote of the day. Print HTML "All in all, the UK appears to be ending 2012 not in particularly great shape” James Knightly from ING, on the news that the government had to borrow more than expected in November, with official figures showing borrowing was £17.5bn last month - £1.2bn high than last year. › Balls reveals that Miliband hasn't guaranteed his position The government had to borrow more than expected. Here's a sad baby. Photograph: Getty Images Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia Subscribe More Related articles An unmatched font of knowledge Leader: On capitalism and insecurity Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?