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Artist or CreatorSteve Bell
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Published byThe Guardian
Date23 Jan 2013
FormatDigital
Embedded text or transcriptUB40
Person DepictedOsborne; George (1971-)
Alexander; Danny (1972-)
NotesNews: "The UK does not need to replace the Trident fleet with "like-for-like" nuclear submarines that will cost the country billions of pounds at a time of national austerity, the chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, insists today. ... Alexander, who is now in charge of the Cabinet Office-led Trident Alternatives Review, said: "Given all the financial pressures across the whole of the public sector . . . the idea that somehow, out of thin air, we can carve a multibillion pocket to pay for this, that is not financially realistic." He described as a "non-starter" the idea that the Treasury could find new cash to help the Ministry of Defence pay for new submarines, which is the privately held assumption of some Conservative MPs and officials at the MoD. .... The parlous state of the MoD's finances was underlined yesterday when the army announced it needed to make another 5,300 job cuts. It is the biggest tranche of army redundancies for 20 years. .... " Nick Hopkins, The Guardian
DescriptionArtist has labelled digital image 3450 230113 overthetop
SubjectsArmed forces
trenches
redundancy
defence budgets
soldiers
machine-guns
Chancellor of the Exchequer
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