But the coalition, using the excuse of cutting the deficit – which as a percentage of GDP is significantly lower than it was in 1945 when the Labour government built the NHS and the welfare state
You mean that in the last year of a world war the budget deficit was higher than it is now? My, my, that is a surprise.
Oh, and of course, the NHS was founded in 1948, at a time when Major Atlee had been running budget surpluses for a couple of years.
Clark\’s a cretin of course but I fear that we\’re going to see him in The Guardian quite a lot in the future. He\’s a convenient idiot for them to parade before the mob.