Gordon Brown has allocated an extra one billion pounds to the UK’s defence budget for next year.

You’ll have to scroll down almost to the bottom of the linked page, as this news is buried as low as possible. It’s overshadowed by far more important stuff like national spending on sport and the price of beer.

£200,000,000 of the £1,000,000,000 defence budget increase is allocated to “international peacekeeping”, apparently.

How we laughed.