22 September 2020 — True Publica
By Rob Woodward: Have we not tired of their crimes? In 2008, the bank-led financial crisis led to Britain’s national debt increasing from 41 per cent of GDP in 2007 to 87 per cent in 2015. It led directly to a policy decision by George Osborne, backed by the Conservative government – called austerity. According to the British Medical Journal, the health and social care crisis that followed led to 120,000 people losing their lives up to 2015. And just like the disastrous handling of the Covid-19 pandemic this year, it was the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt back then.