The most stunning thing that came out of the CSR for me was this: The ConDems are planning to increase the International Development budget by 37%. A 37% increase on what Labour spent (even in boom years). 37%!
And they are cutting the welfare budget by £18bn, and aiming the distress squarely on the most vulnerable such as the disabled.
They are taking mobility money away from people who can't walk and p***ing it away overseas? Really?
If Gordon Brown felt we couldn't afford an extra 37% for international development because it would come at the expense of our own vulnerable, then we really couldn't afford it.
Perhaps call-me-Dave wants to ensure that nascent superpowers such as India can afford aircraft for their aircraft carriers? What other explanation is there?