The recently published ONS info shows that after Q1 "2010 general government debt was £1000.4 billion, equivalent to 71.3 per cent of GDP." So, that's the good news; unfortunately official figures understate the UK government's real debts:
"By the time you've added in unfunded public sector pensions, accrued unfunded state pension liabilities, PFI, Network Rail, etc etc, the real National Debt stands at over £5 trillion. And that's without counting the liabilities of our bailed out nationalised banks, which currently stand at around £2.5 trillion."So, around SEVEN TRILLION, give or take a few bob. BOM: "How can we ever escape?"