I've been perusing the Labour manifesto - it's the expected mixture of half-truths, selective quotation, and downright lies. Good examples include giving British Crime Survey data as if it represents recorded crime ["Total crime is down 30% since 1997" - according to recorded crime stats it's not...]. They proudly mention all the types of guns they've banned without saying that armed crime is actually up a bajillion %. "13,000 more police"... since when? And why do they all seem to be driving desks? Anyhoo, on to the important stuff for the majority of Arrsers - Defence policy: Some questions: a: What planet are they on? b: does anyone have access to any figures that would show any of their claims up to be lies?