Budget: £38 billion for military spending as public housing, transport and education deteriorates
Anne-Marie O’Reilly has sent an emessage pointing out that 27% of children in the UK are growing up in poor families, 20,000 disabled people will lose support for the basics in life when the Independent Living Fund closes and thirteen times more people are visiting foodbanks than did five years ago.
Despite this Britain’s military spending was set at £38 billion in 2014 – a figure confirmed by the Financial Times.
She itemised Budget proposals:
- £570 million of public money for upgrading the UK’s nuclear weapons
- £700 million to subsidise arms exports,
- £2.5 billion for new fighter jets,
- £6.2 billion for new aircraft carriers
As CAAT’s Outreach Co-ordinator she stresses that it’s time to shift priorities. It is hoped that a Global Day of Action on Military Spending on Monday 14th April will turn the tide on military spending and readers are asked to share these powerful spending comparisons on Twitter and Facebook.
Global Day of Action on Military Spending event in India 2013
Posted on April 8, 2014, in Banking and finance, Corporate political nexus, Government, Parliamentary failure, Taxpayers' money and tagged Aircraft carriers, Anne-Marie O'Reilly, Arms exports, CAAT, Disability, Fighter jets, Foodbanks, Global Day of Action on Military Spending, Independent Living Fund, Poverty, UK military spending. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.