It seems that there is almost universal political agreement now that the UK’s public servants deserve a serious pay rise after seven years of real pay cuts. But, having achieved that goal another, quite extraordinary, discussion has arisen, which is on how we, a a country, are going to pay for this apparent profligacy. It is as if the logic is that if nurses want an additional one per cent then one in hundred of them mist be sacked or as MP after commentator has said “we’ll be passing the burden to our children to pay the debt”.
This is utter nonsense.
All government pay comes back to the government as taxes. Plus it stimulates the economy and that creates more tax so they actually make a profit. So, just print the money, pay the nurses and watch us all get rich.
Well, yes, except it didn’t work in Zimbabwe, did it? So why would it work here?