Financial Times - MoD budget up only 0.9 per cent a year

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by armchair_jihad, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. Just in case anybody missed this - I'll take the Financial Times calculations over Gordons any day.

    In full (susbcription)

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5347331e-9a1e-11dc-ad70-0000779fd2ac.html
     
  2. Why should I believe this obviously disreputable rag when our 'ex-holder of the purse strings' PM and part-time SofS for Defence are telling us that the Defence budget is hunky-dory and our troops have never had it so good?
     
  3. This article seems to support increased spending on Defence but note the underlined bit.

    Clearly, so far as the FT is concerned the Army is totally to blame for its kit being blown apart by its enemies, and no doubt in due course it will announce that soldiers have only themselves to blame for being killed or wounded.
     
  4. Your interpretation is not one shared by me .