Sunday, 25 November 2007


Don’t know what has happened to the Private Eye this week, but most of the stuff they have covered also appeared in this paper in some form or other. Never mind, here’s some of the best bits.

65% - rise in staffing numbers of security services since terror attacks

550% - rise in Home Office spending consultants since 2001

20 mph – speed limit London mayor Ken Livingstone wishes to enforce across the capital to reduce accidents

11.8 mph – average speed of traffic in London

3 – major livestock diseases which have struck Britain this year

£300m – Government plans to slash from DEFRA budget

£1bn – extra cash awarded to anti terror measures by Gordon Brown last week

£5.6bn – current estimated cost of introducing ID cards

£9.3 bn – current estimated cost of Olympics

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