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The UK post-Thatcher doesn't have hugely generous social welfare

Are you serious? Welfare + healthcare + pensions = 7.6 * defence in 2012[1]. People say cut Trident, well Trident is a rounding error. You could pay for it out of the NHS IT budget alone!

[1] http://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk

Wow, Christopher Chantrill is a powerhouse:





Any politician truly interested in transparent government will pay this guy a salary (job description: "same thing you always did, but more"), and maybe even give him a few hacker underlings and a web designer. His sites are ugly but awesome.

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