We love WAR…

March 30, 2011

Well I keep hearing about cuts…cuts here, cuts there. Armageddon confronts us. Even that great British shibboleth Defense has to make savings.

Uuuummm. Strangely, even after the “cuts” Britain’s spending on defense will be almost 6% of total government expenditure. In real terms the defense budget 2010/2011 will be 11% up on 1997, representing the longest period of sustained growth since the 1980s.

Don’t believe it? See HERE.

Britain share of global military expenditure is 3.8%. Russia’s is 3.5%. Africa’s is 2%. Even after cuts the UK is the fourth biggest defense spender in the world.

Why?

We love WAR? Or the great British public are twats misguided? You Choose…