"Britain’s accounting watchdog has sounded the alarm over the military’s spending plans, warning the MoD’s ability to pay for kit and maintenance is “at the highest risk ever”.
The National Audit Office’s analysis of the MoD’s £178bn spending plans for 2016 to 2026 - which include projects such as the F-35 fighter, Dreadnought nuclear submarines and P-8 Poseidon spyplanes - warns of a series of concerns on the already stretched defence budget.
Key worries highlighted by the watchdog include the military’s £10.7bn contingency fund set aside to meet emerging risks over the next decade. The NAO found that this entire reserve has to be used to hit existing plans. This would mean no money to tackle unforeseen dangers."
Source- Telegraph 2017
I dont understand why you should be denied a run around with your disability in your old age @carnap1. The service has been part of our welfare system for long enough now. Why the sudden meanness?
The reason is the same reason every single expense that they can cut and squeeze is being wrung dry. They are spending more in Defense and other areas at the same time they are cutting Welfare and NHS spending.
We all have to undestand if we are apathetic about our Governments spending then we only have ourselves to blame when we find they our robbing our welfare state blind in order to achieve their objectives.
You can be damned sure they wont be covering the short fall from their inflated and ever increasing sallaries in Westminster! Especially since their fiddling and thieving has been recently exposed. You can also guarantee that the tories, often millionaires and directors of huge Companies in thier own right, will never harm their Corporate friends by pursuing tax evasion from the Corporate Masters.
Oh, Im almost certain that HRH wont be tightening her belt in line with the people of Britain. If memory serves me correctly, the richest Woman in the world was recently asking for more money from the Nation. I expect the rest of the Civil List wont be cutting any of their scrounging and theiving from the public purse either.
If I were you Carnap1 I would be asking the Thieves mentioned above why you arent able to get a motobility car. Apparently the above are the reasons that my wife and I are no longer teaching Britains children despite an apparent teacher shortage?