Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Spend the money on our soldiers

The Ministry of Defence seems to be wasting a lot of money which could have been spent on our troops giving them better equipment and safer places to sleep. The government does those things on the cheap though.

I have already blogged that the MoD has wasted £2.3 billion on consultants who consult them on many areas including public relations. Now I have read today that some of their defence projects are £2.6 billion over budget and are many years behind schedule. These two instances amount to almost £5 billion in waste.

This money could be spent giving our troops helicopters or giving them better accommodation rather than having them sleep in flimsy tents in a base which is constantly bombarded and which offers very little protection while the bureaucrats sleep in buildings which have very little chance of being destroyed.

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