Saturday, December 09, 2006

Wars costing UK £3.8m a day

The cost of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will be £1.4bn this year - more than £3.8m a day - a breakdown of Ministry of Defence figures reveals.

The war in Iraq is taking up £2.36m a day, or £860m a year, while that in Afghanistan is costing £1.48m a day, coming to £540m during 2006.

The figures do not include salaries, which would be paid to soldiers anyway.

AND the TOTAL overspend of the NHS for 2006/07 is £500m, where is the justice in that..................?