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The Commons defence committee today released a report on Blighty's defence-tech research efforts, warning that there are several areas of concern. Committee chairman James Arbuthnot, a long-time cheerleader for the UK's defence industry, was quoted by the BBC as saying: "The government cannot just rely on industry to fund …

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Anonymous Coward

Hmmmmm...

Maybe if King George and Queen Tony weren't so keen on starting wars in the Middle East the MoD wouldn't be massively overspent...

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Anonymous Coward

Not so ...

According to the author's previous articles, wars are paid for from contingency funds whilst this article is about a projected £12bn overspend in the procurement budget. Hence this overspend is more closely related to possible future conflicts than current ones. Furthermore it seems that the MoD would still be having the same problems with its procurement budget regardless of whether there were any current conflicts or not !

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