Talk:United Kingdom national debt

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Remedies for Indebtedness[edit]

Recent IP edits have added a lot of new material to this section, making it unwieldy. Almost all of the new material was unsourced, and much of it seemed rather speculative, so I have reverted it. It is possible that this whole section should be removed, or possibly should link to another page, with a proper economics focus on the remedies for government debt. Please discuss here rather than engage in edit wars. ----Asteuartw (talk) 11:10, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

I don't see any need for it. We don't need to have a section on fiscal theory in every single page about every single country's debt. 212.56.120.79 (talk) 19:52, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Source of figures used for the image "UK National Debt As Percentage of GDP"[edit]

There's an image "UK National Debt As Percentage of GDP" which, when you click on it, leads to a page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UK_GDP.png) with an enlarged image and various info about the image. A part of that page says: "Description English: UK National Debt as a percentage of GDP, from 1692 to present. Numbers from www.ukpublicspending.co.uk.".

www.ukpublicspending.co.uk is owned and run by an American Palin-supporting right-winger called Christopher Chantrill and has nothing to do with the UK government. My question is "Why isn't Wikipedia quoting numbers from an official UK government site, rather than from a possibly biased American site?". Theresonator (talk) 17:57, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

The image in the chart for the past 20 years of debt is now 3 years out of date, can this by updated/replaced? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ronmoger (talkcontribs) 11:18, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I will create an updated version. Absolutelypuremilk (talk) 13:01, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Definition[edit]

"Arguably?" The whole first paragraph reads like an editorial and contains no citations. Jerry Stevens 12:15, 5 August 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jerrystevens (talkcontribs)

Comparisons to defence spending[edit]

I think these should either be removed or made specific to a year. They are also inconsistent, the national debt being stated as "comfortably more" and about the same as defence spending — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gcmackay (talkcontribs) 07:22, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

— Agreed. As well as being inconsistent, as far as I can tell neither comparison has a reference cited either. Ref [5] doesn't mention Defence Spending in this context. -82.5.196.54 (talk) 12:16, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

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