Mick Smith in the Sunday Times writes up a subject discussed widely on ARRSE over the last two years. Times Online webpage Will somebody please explain in small words to the Prime Minister and the still (as in does nothing) part-time SoS Defence just how terrible these figures are. I fully expect to see Brown, Browne, Ainsworth or Twigg later today, rubbishing the figures, reaffirming their commitment to the Armed Forces and telling anyone who will listen, how everything is okay and how we are increasing defence spending year on year. Too late Gordon & Co. Your stewardship of the Armed Forces and understanding of the issues is without precedent in modern history. If only a general election had been called in October - but the current administration could probably see then the sheer voume of bad news they would have to bury during the campaign.