As the Guardian notes this morning flood defences in places like the Somerset levels and Dawlish were abandoned because of the cuts.
The cost to society will now be considerably more than the supposed savings made.
Cuts cost money.
That is especially true when borrowing was available at an effective 0% interest rate at the time these 'savings' were made, and people who could have undertaken the work were being made redundant.
Surely the false logic of austerity is now becoming apparent and the idea that we exist solely to service debt is becoming an obvious falsehood?
Or will the right still persist in their argument that we cannot afford things that generations have enjoyed and which we could still have if only we got our priorities right?