Look at this:
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to spend an extra £2bn on the SAS and other special units over the next five years.
The announcement has, of course, led to outrage from the British public – people who are being told that tax credits, universal credit or housing benefit will be cut because George Osborne can’t find that kind of cash.
“So Osborne finds £4bn in 3 days for security,” tweeted ‘Joe Public. “The same amount he said he needed to save while trying to push through his tax credit cuts.”
Scott Nelson tweeted: “David Cameron says there is no money for Tax Credits, welfare or local services, but £2billion available for war,” alongside a photograph of Cameron shaking hands with some Saudi Arabian bigwig.
Here’s one last tweet, from Liz Jordan: “Billions for this, billions for that, now looks we’re going to Syria (not cheap). Thought we had no money?”
That’s what we all thought.
And the expedition against Daesh (IS if you like) is pointless in any case – a knee-jerk military adventure with no direction or purpose other than playing with the “big boys”.
But, wasn’t it playing with the “big boys” that created the current Middle East mess in the first place?
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