There may be no evidence to support austerity, but there can’t be much evidence to say keep increasing debt I’m sure.
You honestly think that they would reduce spending so people die? You actually think that is the plan of the government? To kill people?
I’m not trying to defend their policies by the way. But the idea that there are actual evil people in power in this country who want people to die and actively create policy to make that happen is just daft to me.
The UK is two trillion pounds in debt, two trillion. I can’t even get my head around that number. We are paying billions per annum in interest alone. This isn’t a problem that happened just since this Tory government got into power. It’s been getting worse for a long time. I don’t know how to fix it, or how they split the money they have between health care, emergency services, education, I’d hate to be the guy deciding who gets what. There are no winners.
Do we all fancy paying more tax to help get more money to these services?
I don’t know the answer, I don’t want to defend anyone, but every government for at least the last two decades hasn’t managed to make this better, regardless of the colour of their tie.
I’m pretty sure if any of them asked us all to pay 30% VAT it would go down like a lead balloon. We don’t want to pay more duty on fuel or alcohol. We want to pay less tax and national insurance. I don’t see how they can get more money in without taking it off us all. Again, impossible situation. Why would anyone want to be PM?
I don’t want this to seem like I think anyone is doing a good job or like I think the NHS is well funded. Quite the opposite as my wife is living through the current sleepless nights that her and her colleagues in the NHS are all going through, whilst four months pregnant. She could do with an extra few quid in her pocket for the stress.