On BBC Question Time, Thursday 13 June 2019, Francesca Martinez said:
Austerity has caused the death of over 130,000 human beings in Britain. That is absolutely outrageous. That is 130,000 mums and dads, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles who have died because the Tories and the Lib Dems decided to make ordinary people pay for a crash caused by bankers who we bailed out.
Is it true that the spending policies known collectively as “austerity” have caused the death of over 130,000 people?