Brown claims that spending has increased and that's true, but thanks to the government's removal (in 2007) of the protection that was in place to guard foreign office projects against fluctuations in exchange rates, the foreign office now has less money to protect this country. It speaks volumes that Gordon Brown can spend millions on vote winning bribes like the "Bribo" laptop, but cannot bring himself to spend money on what he claims to be our "number one security threat".
Shadow Foreign Office minister David Lidington said:
"We have a government, and in particular a prime minister, which is indifferent to the point of negligence towards the global interests of the United Kingdom".Lib Dem foreign affairs spokesman Edward Davey said:
"Cuts to essential counter-terrorism work in Pakistan are simply unacceptable. "When our troops are in Afghanistan to fight the terrorist threat, it is a betrayal of their sacrifice to slash the diplomatic budget crucial to crushing the very source of that threat."Gordon Brown is not fit to run this country.