According to this website, the UK’s national debt has exceeded one trillion pounds – £1,000,801,455,246 when I popped by at Neil Fawcett’s recommendation.
Small wonder we’re paying £120,000,000 in interest every day – or as the Deputy Prime Minister put it at DPMQs yesterday, “enough to build a primary school every single hour. What waste. What a terrible legacy.”
By the time I’d tracked down the Hansard record of DPMQs, which I can’t link to because it isn’t a permanent record yet, the debt clock stood another four million higher at £1,000,805,121,570.