Are we really stupid enough to believe Israel is spending £7.8bn on CRYPTOGRAPHY?

After yesterday’s article on Gaza was written, Yr Obdt Srvt opened the new edition of Private Eye and read the following on page 29: “Downing Street’s promise on Monday to review all the UK’s arms export licences to Israel will come as no surprise to anyone who has perused a recent report from MPs… The report revealed the continuing mystery of licences for £7.8bn worth of equipment, mainly ‘cryptographic equipment, software and technology’.” Really? But page 5 of the same magazine states: “Many of the countries the UK supplies are…

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Smith v Jones over benefits, the disabled and the truth about homelessness

Iain Duncan Smith probably went home last night feeling satisfied that he had done his job well, putting forward his case for benefit cuts that will push thousands – maybe hundreds of thousands – of people out of their homes, on the BBC’s Question Time. After all, he had the last word, didn’t he? Perhaps he didn’t count on the absolute twatting he received from the inhabitants of the social media. Those who had seen the show wasted no time in putting forward their opinions about the clash between Smith…

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