Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Odd Fact......is it a coincidence


Ok we know we are in a bit of hole money wise in the UK.

Especially when we read things like this.

Spending cuts now recognised to be a definate no matter who is in the hot seat in a years time.

And despite the horse keek regurgitated by the PM in PMQ's when sparring with "Call me Dave" no one believes him.

But when we look at corporation tax losses due to failed comapnies, more people out of work, reduced taxation incomes due to slow sales we see that taxation blackhole as reported in the times.

But does anyone realise how big that number is or what it actually compares too?

Well currently that number is 90% of our 2009/2010 defence budget.

The Defence Budget

£million 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Resource Budget 32,618 33,602 35,165 36,702
Capital Budget 7,404 7,871 8,187 8,871
Total Departm (DEL) 32,579 34,057 35,365 36,890
Of which near cash 29,411 30,763 31,921 33,628

So is that not a good idea to get the boys to come home????
Or am I being to simplistic??????

UPDATE: so as not to take any more stupid emails yes I am aware that the defence budget is not ALL being spent in Afghanistan. Good god.

3 comments:

Lorenzo said...

Ole Brown's got a plan for bringing the boys home alright, it involves dribs n drabs aboard a C17 Globe Master landing at Lyneham and then taking the number 55 to Oxford.

The Last Of The Few said...

It looks like it at times. 18 guys so far this month and only 2/3rds through it.

subrosa said...

A coincidence? Stranger things turn out to be the truth as you know LotF.

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