"Only in economics is endless expansion seen as a virtue. In biology it is called cancer" The Growth Delusion by David Pilling
Source: UK Government Data, released on the 23rd of Jan 2018.Excludes public sector bank bailouts. You may also like to add around £200 000 000 000 (ref BBC 18/01) for PFI. Would ANY politician build his/her own house with a PFI ?