The Grand Tour: Fife and Beyond

Ramblings of an inveterate cyclist

1%

Pay rise for nurses in England (effectively a pay cut), which ministers say is all they can “Afford”.

11,65%

Increase in UK military spending between 2020 and 2021 and 2021 and 2022. Bigger increases are planned for each of the following three years.

4th

The UK previously had the 8th highest military spending in the world. It is predicted to become the fourth highest following recent policy announcements.

59%

Percentage of British public that want the UK to sign up to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, according to a recent independent poll.

47% Cut in UK aid budget to Yemen for 2021, attributed by the government of Boris Johnston to the “fiscal situation”.

£6.8 billion

The minimum value of the UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the six years since Saudi Forces (trained by UK forces) started bombing Yemen.

260

potential number of nuclear warheads that could be owned by the UK government, up from 180.

The lies on the bus go round and round…………

Keep safe.

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