How many times does it have to be said?
There is no money left. At the latest count the UK is £5 trillion in debt (“BSF was not just about schools”, 16 July, page 22).
This figure is rising every day, and the country has not even begun to pay it back yet. It was wonderfully fanciful of Labour to make a wild promise of rebuilding every secondary school without the means to pay.
Of course, had they won the election they would have happily put the extortionate cost onto the country’s credit card. However, it works just as well for them in opposition as they can play the “evil” Tory party card, claiming they are taking opportunities away from our deserving young.