The BBC has revealed that the Westminster Governments figure show that the cost of the fighting and the reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan has passed the £20 billion mark. Some £18m has been spent on military operations, and that's on-top of the ordinary defence budget, and some hundreds of millions has been spent on aid and security for UK officials in Irag and Afghanistan.
This, however, is not the final total as the £20 billion figure does not include troops' salaries or care for the wounded, which is expected to be much higher. Some critics have questioned why the UK was spending so much on conflict when the UK's public finances were in a dire state.
Now that's a good question...I wonder who's is going to answer it?