Sunday, 14 February 2010

Little known fact #7

There is a myth circualting in the mainstream media that public spending has to be cut because it is too large and is contributing to the economic problems of the country. Public spending did not cause this recession - greedy bankers did.

Investment in our public services is exactly the sort of thing we need to help us get out of the recession. And for those who believe we spend too much on public services, here's a little known fact

The UK spends less (21% of GDP) on public services and social security than France (29%), Germany (25%), Italy (27%) or Sweden (29%)

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