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Reader’s comment: What austerity?


In response to Campbell Campbell-Jack: Post-war Britain and the true meaning of austerity, Chris Martin wrote:

How can there be austerity if the Government has already accumulated a trillion pounds of debt, is spending £1billion per week more than it is getting in tax revenue and is now spending close to £120billion on welfare each year? Doesn’t seem to me to meet the definition of austerity . . .

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