Haven't seen a thread about this on arrse yet but did want to bring it to peoples attention that according to recently released figures Britain has dropped behind France in the list of countries sorted by defence budget. see here (I know some people don't like wikipedia but sources are used to back up the facts on the article) Also China have just announced a huge rise in defence spending, with Washington claiming that China spends three times its officially declared budget which would put the figure in the $100 billion region. see here We are also ranked 28th in the list of countries sorted by number of active service personnel, which when compared with how many operations we are undertaking seems to be seriously lacking. see here So we are under-funded, under-equiped, under-manned and under water in a few years according to scientists preaching global warming. Is this country really as f**ked as the statistics make out? And can we blame labour for global warming?