In his New York Times column, Paul Krugman blames the coming British recession on the government's "austerity." In the Left's parlance, "austerity" means the government is not spending and in particular deficit spending enough.
a. Of 44 major economies in the world, the British have been running the highest budget deficits of any country except two - Greece and Egypt are higher.
b. British real government spending has risen every year through the financial crisis
Presuming Krugman has access to these basic facts, is his argument that Britain should be deficit spending even more (and if so, wtf is enough?) or is this just political hackery to help Obama dispel concerns about his deficits?