MoD blow equipment funds on consultants

Damian Wilson
Ministry of Defence bronze plaque
Ministry of Defence bronze plaque

There are many politicians who are totally clueless about business, but you would expect more from the experienced civil servants who run the Ministry of Defence.

So news that they've spent £600 million on outside consultants, when that money should have gone on equipment, in the last two years alone, is both shocking for the taxpayer and depressing for some poor squaddie stuck down a dusty hole in Helmand Province.