Privatisation And Austerity

Yesterday Johnson went in PMQs from 5bn pounds (announced Tuesday) to 600bn pounds within minutes. Sounds like all those years of privatisation and austerity (Thatcher/Cameron) were never primarily a necessity, but a deliberate choice, too. Or, above all, a deliberate choice. 


(There was press release (Prime Minister's Office) on Tuesday: "Spring Budget 2020 set out that the public sector will invest 640bn over five years in our future prosperity." However Johnson announced on Tuesday a radical "new deal" of 5bn. This so-called "new deal" does not seem to be the Spring Budget.)