Rishi Sunak Found the Magic Money Tree

After 2010 British politics was shaped by one idea above all others: austerity. We were told that there wasn’t enough money to pay for EMA, university fees, council housing or even the existing range of benefits. And yet the government’s response to Covid-19 demonstrates the extent to which that was a political choice rather than an economic inevitability. Most striking of all? Even the BBC is saying it.

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