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Remember the prime minister’s $30 billion defence plan?


 

Sure you do.

Except it turns out it’s a half-trillion dollar plan.

INSTANT UPDATE: That can’t be true. $490 billion/ 20 years is, arithmetically, $24.5 billion a year. Doesn’t make sense. I’m gonna look up the plan and try to make sense of these figures…

UPDATER: Here’s the link to the plan. So much more after the jump…

FUNNY HE DIDN’T MENTION THIS DURING A FULL PARLIAMENTARY SESSION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS-DATE: Nope, there it is, on Page 4: “In total, the Government plans to invest close to $490 billion in defence over this period.”

DA-PROOF-IS-DA-PROOF-DATE: Here’s Chart 3:

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UP-TOP-DATE: The mystery dissipates, a little, here.


 

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