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Actually it's even worse than that: this is just gross debt.
What should matter more is the net position. And since the left nationalised (which the right never did) in 1981-83, and in general did not privatise as much, that means that the net position of the State was just plundered under right-wing governments.
They managed to accrue much, much more debt while massively selling assets than the left did while, on balance, probably buying more than they sold.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sat Aug 23rd, 2014 at 05:19:03 PM EST
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