By proposing increases in defence spending alongside a pay freeze for workers, the Tories have exposed the lie that governments can't invest – and revealed their own priorities: war before well-being.
The most deprived parts of England – and those which suffered most from a decade of austerity – are at the frontlines of lockdown. The Tories' refusal to support them is a disgrace.
This week, Boris Johnson said it was time for the state to "stand back and let the private sector get on with it." But that is exactly what Britain has done for 40 years – and it has led to disaster.