With David Cameron working hard to convince voters that more public money should be wasted on ineffectual bombing of innocent foreigners (in the hope that some of them might be jihadis), it is worth examining how the war that we have been waging since 2001 has cut the number of deaths caused by terrorists.

Here’s a graph:


Wait – that can’t be right, can it?

The number of deaths since 2001 has increased nearly fivefold?

Well, yes. The graph is from The Economist and the figures have a verifiable source.

Notice also that deaths in western countries have been negligible since 2002.

The places suffering the most are – apart from Nigeria – exactly the places David Cameron wants to bomb.

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: