The fact is that people also understand that public services have already been cut to the bone. They know the NHS is stretched to and beyond its limits. But they also can see that in education, the judicial system, in care services and so many others sectors.
This is in response to the idea of a public pay freeze.
OK, but it’s not exactly an argument in favour of higher public sector pay, is it? Paying the same people more doesn’t particularly improve the volume of services delivered, as an example, does it?