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Was furlough the worst £70 billion ever spent?

30 September 2021

8:00 PM

30 September 2021

8:00 PM

Concorde obviously. The Iraq War perhaps? Or Scottish devolution? It is not hard to come up with a list of really terrible ideas that the British government has wasted money on over the last 50 years. Even so, and despite some tough competition, we now have a fresh contender. It looks as if the furlough scheme will top them all.

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