Anyone who has suffered from austerity of the past decade should be troubled by the way a conservative government has suddenly found billions to squander. Once upon a time we were astounded by the closure of public facilities, libraries, schools with class sizes above 35 etc. Not now. Test and trace has cost £12bn and has made little difference to the virus although many peoples bank balances must have benefited. Contracts handed out for PPE that were fraudulent are now being investigated.