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Ignore the siren calls—abandoning austerity would be downright dangerous

Since the general election, opinion in Westminster has increasingly turned against the policy—but the size of the national debt leaves Britain dangerously exposed to another shock. Now is not the time to give up

By Mark Littlewood  

Protesters at an "End Austerity Now" rally in London. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Archive/PA Images

Read more: Austerity simply doesn’t work

The return of Game of Thrones seems apposite considering the current manoeuvrings and ructions going on inside the Palace of Westminster. Our own game of thrones seems to be proceeding apace fuelled, according to Justice Secretary David Lidington, by warm prosecco.

But it is regarding the scale of the national debt, not just the infighting, where I want to draw a parallel between Westeros, the fantasy setting for Game of Thrones,…

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