09 March 2009

It is a fact. Britain rots under Brown


The Rotten State of Britain by Eamonn Butler is about to hit the streets.

These little nuggets are published in the book:

1. Britain has a quarter of the world's CCTV cameras;

2. Taxes have risen by 51 per cent since 1997;

3. National debt is running at £4.6billion, or £175,000 per household;

4. In 2006/7 - half of the 722,464 DNA samples collected by the police came from children, including a seven-month year old girl;

5. There are now 1,406 litter wardens and dog catchers who have been given powers to levy on the spot fines;

6. One in nine hospital patients picks up an infection during their stay on a ward, while the total cost of outstanding claims against the NHS is £9.2billion;

7. 30,000 of the 200,000 people who die of cancer and strokes each year would survive if they lived anywhere else in northern Europe;

8. The number of people receiving state benefits has risen from 17million people in 1997 to 21million people by 2007;

9. Nearly six million families receive £16billion-worth of child credit;

The book is published on 19 march.  It is worth highlighting the above now in case Marr is called in by Brown to help get the book banned.

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  1. I shall book my copy Howard and look forward to reading it. Luckily I have Eamonn on my Twitter so I don't miss any of his articles nowadays.

    These facts just confirm how much money has been thrown around without proper accountability from the top.

  2. Thanks for informing me he is on Twitter.

  3. National Debt at £4.6 Billion?

    £697.5 billion is closer to the real figure:


  4. http://twitter.com/eamonnbutler