We pay about £100 million more than we need to, get it five years after we need it and end up with something that is substandard, dangerous to drive and costs more to operate than it should. Welcome to the world of MoD procurement, over on Defence of the Realm.
But hey! The MPs – who should have been keeping an eye on such things, but haven't - are going to pay back some of their expenses - worth about £100,000. So that's alright then. Did I mention that we would be better off if they simply took the money and did their jobs?