Friday, 22 October 2010

George Osborne's secret choice: Spending public money unlawfully on terrorism in Afghanistan or spending on hospitals and schools in the UK

Earlier this week the Chancellor of the Exchequer addressed the House of Commons about the so-called Comprehensive Spending Review.

One critically important piece of information was withheld from the House of Commons by Mr Osborne.

He did not disclose to the House of Commons, so far as I can ascertain, that the UK military action in Afghanistan is "terrorism", as defined in Subsections 1(1) to 1(4) of the Terrorism Act 2000.

The effect of that concealment by Mr Osborne is that the House of Commons was not informed that public money is being spent for the purposes of terrorism in Afghanistan.

The House of Commons deserves not to be deceived.

The British public deserves not to be deceived.

The House of Commons, and the British people, deserve to make an informed decision about whether the UK spends £20-25 billion in 2010-2015 unlawfully on terrorism in Afghanistan or spends that money at home on schools, hospitals and other lawful ends.

Will Mr Osborne now come clean about Britain's terrorism in Afghanistan?

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