Tag Archives: spending
  • 03/08/2011

    UK defence spending too much, not too little

    Much is being written by MP's and otehr today being highly critical of the cuts to the UK armed forces. Almost all of this is entirely disingenuous. The real 'cuts' to the budget over the next five years amount to less than 7% of spend - see here for the details. £45.6 billion is spent this year and £44.3 billion in 2015. To all intents and purposes the spending is the same. The changes are caused by the huge cost of aircraft

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