Gordon Brown accused of covering up fall in defence spending under Labour


Gordon Brown has been accused of trying to cover up a fall in defence spending under Labour despite the increasing demands placed on the Armed Forces.

The Prime Minister insists that the amount of money given to the Ministry of Defence has risen by more than 10 per cent over the past decade.

But military experts point out that the quickly rising price of sophisticated weaponry and transport means that “defence inflation” is higher than the general rate of increase.


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