Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Unacceptable waste

They ordered 401 of them in November 2003 at a cost of £166 million. Only now, nearly six years later, are they finally going into service, but not before the Ministry of Defeat has spent another £20 million on them to make them suitable for Afghanistan. This is the fabulous Panther.

MPs should be furious – that sort of unacceptable waste could have financed 16 months-worth of Additional Cost Allowances.