The national debt (what successive government have borrowed to buy our votes) is now £1.8 trillion. The interest, we heard on the BBC News this evening (4th Oct 18) is greater than the entire education budget. That is insane. The people we borrow off (Chinese, Arab countries, etc) ) will not kill us off completely, they will almost do that but not quite, just milk us forever. That is the nature of debt. We need to balance the books. The only thing big enough is shale gas. Stop importing energy when we are sitting on a vast reservoir. by the way, we can do it safely.
Bill Butterworth, Land Research Ltd, 4 October 18