The UK government has created £375 billion through #quantitative easing -- essentially, printing money, although it's all done electronically, so no physical money is printed.
That's roughly £6000 for every person in Britain. But I haven't seen any of that £6000. Have you?
So who has? The rich:
The richest 5% of Britons have been the biggest winners from the Bank of England's attempts to lift the economy out of recession by creating electronic money, the Bank has said.
If I printed my own money, I'd go to prison. When the state does it, it's legal. That's because the state has the right to print money -- it "owns" the pound currency, in that sense.
In a democracy, the state is in theory controlled by all the people and exists for the benefit of all the people. So when the satte prints money it should go to all the people -- either by giving it equally to every person in Britain (they'd get £6000 each) or to every UK citizen on the electoral register (about £9000 each).