|Trident in action|
The Trident Nuclear Deterrent is David Cameron's
The Trident hour is a unit of UK Government expenditure. Originating in my book Bills of Health, (buy it here) it used to be £200,000, but to my surprise it has grown to £476,250 since 1996.
Here's how we derive a Trident hour (or Trident Replacement Hour as it is properly called).
Trident life = 25 years
Overall cost of Trident £100 billion.
Cost per year = 4,000,000,000
50 weeks in a year (even WMDs need to take a break occasionally), so
Trident Week = £80,000,000
Trident Day = £11,430,000
Trident Hour = £476,250
So when Dave tells us "My Government has given £100 million to deal with flooding, that amounts to 9 whole Trident Days of money.
When he speaks of "An additional £750million for primary school sport between now & 2020 Olympics, helping secure the legacy of London 2012." - he is talking about a vast amount of money - 9 weeks 2 days of Trident expenditure.
So, why not enjoy yourself converting Government expenditure to Trident Hours?