The latest growth numbers are good news. The UK economy expanded by 0.7pc during the final three months of last year, with national output up a respectable 1.9pc for 2013 as a whole.
Britain has now grown for four successive quarters, we learnt on Tuesday, with GDP rising at its fastest annual rate since 20007. Comparing the fourth quarter of 2013 to the same period in 2012, in fact, the UK grew no less than 2.8pc. Crikey! Britain is booming!