London Spends More on Welfare than the Entire UK Spends on Defense


Liberals like to claim that if we only spent as much on welfare, housing for the homeless, education and the whole package as we do on all our missiles and battleships, then we wouldn’t need the missiles and battleships.

London may offer a different sort of lesson in the nature of welfare migration magnets.

London’s benefits bill has soared to more than the British defence budget, a new report warned today.

The study by the Centre for Social Justice highlighted that £36 billion ($54,450,000,000) went on working-age welfare payments in 2011/12 in the capital, compared with defence spending of £33.8 billion ($51,159,680,000.)

The benefits bill in Croydon alone was £1.7 billion, followed by Newham and Enfield, both £1.6 billion, and Barnet and Ealing on £1.5 billion, according to the analysis.

Make welfare not war seems to be the new slogan. It worked out well in Boston and in Woolwich. Not only are the welfare bills higher, but so are the security bills and the defense bills.


  • Michael Copeland

    "The pay's rubbish", said the teenage black single mother, showing to the television documentary her flat, and the provisions for her baby, all provided at public expense.
    That is the mentality produced by welfare – a complete dissociation from reality.
    All this provision is way beyond the capacity of tax revenues: it is financed by endless borrowing – Cloud Cuckooland on Credit.
    The Implosion has to come.

    • ProudLiberal

      Racist much?

      • Michael Copeland

        Accusation not accepted. That is a straightforward description – not “filtered” or “dressed up” – of a television documentary.

    • Ptolomaeus

      The London social welfare handout budget might be more than the total UK defence spending budget and then one has to put it into context and look at the OVERALL UK social welfare handout budget which, for 2013, totals £116.4BN, double what it was in 1998, and that sum is almost 3 times the total UK defence budget and has been at that level for the last 15 years.

  • Rianna Richards

    Truly sad indeed.

  • daltonzgang

    Socialist love a dependent citizenry because it's an endless prison. If the "teenage black single mother" thinks welfare "pay's rubbish" she needs to get off her dead butt and get a jo.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Revolution in England by Englanders is the only answer to it's problems. Political frauds must
    be put out and government seized by the people and for the indiginous British with backgrounds
    of generational heritage. Have you no prisons or workhouses, get on with the program, deport
    the lazy and insufferable barbarians, jail your elites as traitors and restore England even if you
    have to reinvent Robin Hood………………………..William

    • UCSPanther

      I think another "harrying" (The name given for the brutal campaigns waged by William of Normandy to bring England under his control) is way overdue.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        I see the picture above and know Islam will never make love and not war, war in all of it's
        facets is thier program, England needs to "make war and love it" they should be happy
        to survive and be free of constant threats of violence and death……………..William

  • Viet Vet

    London has a communist governor.

  • AdinaK

    In order to assuage multicultural psychosis one has to deliver the goods. And this entails MASSIVE welfare benefits, even for shiftless, radicalized immigrants with multiple families! Moreover, this type of baksheesh inevitably bleeds the coffers dry and defense (both internal and external) is the last thing to be taken care of.

    As is said, the proof is in the pudding. It took over 20 ! minutes for the police to respond and it gets worse…and moral relativism is emblematic of the west's total failure to embrace its national interests, and the results are glaringly obvious –

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • BS77

    Yes, just keep housing , feeding and paying off the hostile ingrates….what a concept. Only delusional socialists could arrive at this sort of arrangement. This is a catastrophe…but the English government bureaucrats are mostly clock watchers who DO NOT CARE. Is it Friday yet? Let's go to the pub. Jolly good, blokes.

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    Anjem Choudhary gets $38,000 in welfare payments from the UK, while British soldiers start out at only $24,000. The UK spends much more money financing its enemies than it does financing those who would defend her against her enemies.

    If this is not suicidal insanity, I don't know what is.

    • ProudLiberal

      Diversity is one our key strengths. Just going by your name, I find it puzzling that you do not understand that.

      • UCSPanther

        Newflash: Many of those opposed to runaway immigration and refusal to integrate happen to be immigrants themselves…

      • Naresh Krishnamoorti

        Diversity, as an end in itself, is never a strength, but a fatal weakness. It's tribalism. Only when diverse members are integrated in a functioning whole does diversity become a strength.

        The Sikhs give strength to the UK. They represented one of the largest and most decorated group of British soldiers in WWII.

        But you have people like Anjem Choudhary preaching violent jihad in the UK, and he's drawing welfare checks from the government. This is utter lunacy.

  • UCSPanther

    It is sad to see the once great country that ruled half, the world, set the stage for the formation of the US, fought off the Nazis in WWII and gave the world the Lee-Enfield Rifle in such a shameful state.

  • Proud Liberal

    Everyone seems to assume (Why is the size of the defense budget a relevant yardstick?!) that they're spending too much on welfare. It doesnt work, so perhaps they're spending TOO LITTLE?! Hello?

    • UCSPanther

      Your ideology is dying and you know it, progressive. It will be nice to watch your kind get put in your places when there is no money to pay for your dystopias of welfare dependency and when you finally have to live in fear of the third world barbarians you imported…

  • Michael Copeland

    "Muslims cost over £13 billion in welfare costs to Britain and Muslims will not integrate into British society.
    75% of Muslim women and 50% of the men are unemployed;
    Muslims are responsible for sex grooming and slavery of children across the country (so far 2,400 victims have been found and numbers are increasing);
    Muslims commit a staggering volume of crimes for a mere 3.3% population;
    Muslims ship over 4000 women out of the country each year to commit honor murder against them;
    Over 40% of British born young Muslims want Britain to be ruled under Sharia law. they keep demanding more and more Islam while they create no-go zones and murder British people."
    by Moderator

  • BS77

    Michael Savage said it best: "Liberalism is a mental disorder." It requires irrational adherence to the Nanny State agenda…..welfare socialism, soaring taxes, shrugging apathy as social crises develope….etc etc