BORIS Johnson is offering the second biggest splurge of any Tory Prime Minister since World War Two, experts say.
His pledge to spend billions more on the NHS, schools, police and transport will see him grow the Government’s pot by 1.1 per cent of the nation’s annual income.
Boris Johnson is offering the second biggest splurge since WW2, coming second only to Harold Macmillan[/caption]
The Resolution Foundation found only Harold Macmillan in the 1950s blew more — on a massive nationwide house-building programme.
He expanded the state by 1.4 per cent of GDP.
Mr Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May reduced the Government by 1.1 per cent.
And David Cameron, slashed the size of the state by 5.4 per cent.
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Going further back, Winston Churchill hacked it back by 4.9 per cent in the 1950s.
Resolution Foundation chief Torsten Bell said: “Reflecting that we are at the end of a decade of austerity, the Conservative plan would amount to the biggest increase in the size of the state under any Tory Prime Minister since Harold Macmillan.
“Boris Johnson’s political hero may be Winston Churchill but his spending habits are more akin to Supermac.”
Resolution Foundation chief Torsten Bell says ‘Boris’s political hero may be Winston Churchill but his spending habits are more akin to Supermac’[/caption]
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