Peace Pays

3 April 2006
"The UK is the third largest military spender in the world and almost 10% of the taxes we pay go the military. Out of a budget of over £33billion, only 3% spent is on conflict prevention and resolution."
The £4.17billion that has our government has spent on the war in Iraq seems a highly dubious investment in our security.
Following Paul Rogers' piece 'There are alternatives’ Simon Heywood has pointed out the site http://www.peacepays.org in oD's global security forum. Peace Pays looks at ways in which our money could be better spent, and is part of conscience: THE PEACE TAX CAMPAIGN.
There is also a fun quiz full of terrifying statistics on military spending...
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