– “Without the devastation to our economy…”
And this is always the problem; the right always prioritise “the economy” – meaning the current economic regime – above everything else, even to the point of denying reality.
For World War Two, the economy was extensively reconfigured to cope with altered circumstances. This government’s approach would have been disastrous then, it’s disastrous now, and it’s hurtling us towards climate and ecological catastrophe. We need to change the economy.