"This is Guido's simple question using double-sided stickey tape and Miss Fawkes' crayons" he claims shamelessly. But it turns out that dear Guido is passing off Benedict Brogan's dodgy arithmetic as his own. Benny goes on to some international comparators but sadly fails to explain what basis these were concocted on. Bump up our own national debt by unnatural means. Then compare with other nations' calculations on the conservative, standard formula. Tantamount to high treason. Bloody fifth column never mind fourth estate.
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