I have no idea how old most of you are but I’m sixty, and as far as I can remember, cuts started in the seventies and have continued ever since. Nothing to do with banking crashes, austerity, all to do with inept governance, lack of foresight, forward planning and the Tory obsession that tax cuts means vote’s. You can’t have it if you don’t pay for. The French have it and they do indeed pay for it. At the moment the UK’s national debt is increasing at £5,400 a second, 42 billion last year in interest alone. Good job interest rates are low and the UK has a decent credit rating or they would be in a worse state than Venezuela.