Nothing to do with bluster, the other poster is literally comparing different things and you've then popped in and seem to believe at face value that the Tories have therefore spent 250 billion on Brexit. Firstly the comparison of the BoE essentially printing money to buy securities (that literally already exist on the secondary market) and that can be sold back later vs a potential future government issuing new securities (and thereby increasing public debt) in order to spend money on say the waspi women's 60 billion pension bill is flawed. It's then gone from that to you popping in with a hot take of "the Tories" spending 250 billion on Brexit. They haven't, it's a ridiculous notion. The BoE, an independent entity has increased money supply via QE and has some more securities (gilts) in its possession, at some point they can/will be sold back to the market too. A government raising money for public spending by issuing new securities (i.e. via the primary market - gilt auctions) is adding to public debt, they're issuing debt that they will have to pay the interest charges for (the coupon rate) and that they'll eventually have to pay the principle back too, either through future taxation if some future government actually runs a surplus or through issuing new debt to service the old debt. QE doesn't increase public debt and isn't used for public spending it is fairly neutral with regards to public debt (it technically actually helps as it helps keeps yields low), it increases money supply in order to encourage economic growth by encouraging lending and investment - it is a tool used by central banks. Issuing new debt, literally, involves issuing new debt... it is something governments do when they want to spend more money than they have available from taxation (i.e. running a deficit) - something that is quite commonplace at the moment. Highlighting that the central bank spent X amount via its QE program and trying to make some direct comparison to increasing public spending is just silliness... they're different things as I keep on saying - why conflate the two?