The reason why it’s a lie is, in the first instance, that the government cannot owe itself money, and yet £735 billion of the so-called national debt is now owned by the government, and so cannot be included in the figure for debt.
When one is out of step with the world a certain puzzling over who is out of step, the world or you, might be useful. Have you done this yet?
And then there’s the fact that almost £200 billion of this supposed debt is actually deposits at National Savings and Investments, and to call that debt is grossly misleading.
And another question. Are deposits at banks borrowings by banks?