Now compare that with the average spend per day on food for prisoners. £1.87. Those in a Young Offenders’ Institute get a budget of £3.81 per day, over double the armed forces. How much do politicians get? £20 per day, no receipts required. 12 times as much as a soldier. Can it be any clearer where their real priorities lie?
They are literally gorging themselves in the trough at the taxpayers expense whilst heroes go short.
UPDATE : Metropolitan Police Dogs have more spent on their daily food than squaddies do.