“Britain’s armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern over Tehran’s nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned.” (source: The Guardian)
If we cannot afford welfare benefits to support our most vulnerable citizens, we certainly cannot afford another bloody war, while simultaneously running down the armed forces, allegedly to save money.
It’s quite simple – if we really can afford this, after Libya, then we really should stop dicking around in wars that don’t concern us, leave the US to its own fuckuppery with Iran, and use the money to end the persecution of the chronically sick and disabled.
Of course, there is another consideration – that there is no justification for this persecution in the first place, and that Cameron, Osborne and IDS have consistently and maliciously lied to the country and to Parliament about the need to savagely cut benefits.
I know what my money’s on.