Post by The Real Doctor Post by Windmill
The 600,000 people in Edinburgh are having to pay 600 million for
trams, again 1000 per person.
In rough figures of course.
But the comparison puts things into perspective, something the
politicians seem incapable of doing.
Indeed. A grand per head is peanuts. UK national debt is about £25k per
Not peanuts if you don't have it. But 1K is comparable to one year's
Council Tax, and it's sad to hear the BBC describing the Greek debt as
'eye-watering', which it isn't.
The UK gummint may under pressure admit to a 25K per person national
debt ~= 1.5 trillion, but being what they are there'll be a lot which
they've contrived to keep off the books.
Especially when it appears that the debt has doubled in the last 5
They're well able to apply pressure to various departments and
statistics agencies to get them to fudge the figures.
When that isn't enough, they may 'discover' that X's relative(s) are
maybe involved in something concerning drugs or sex, thus distracting
our attention and helping to keep X in line.
If all else fails, they can always blame the previous government.
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