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The cost of Britain's war on Libya - £3 million a day

Issue No. 2244

While the government claims there is no money to fund public services, it is prepared to spend millions of pounds on bombing Libya at a moment’s notice. These are some of the costs of going to war:

  • £900,000 for each Tomahawk cruise missile
  • £40,000 per hour, per jet in the air
  • £1,000,000 a week on each submarine
  • £750,000 on each Storm Shadow cruise missile
  • £2 million a day on Navy ships in the Mediterranean


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