Top Ten Strange Things That the British Government Spent/Wasted a Lot of Money On


The Top Ten

1 Biscuits (£100K)

Eric Pickles was once accused of excess spending on extra biscuits. Google it if you don't believe me. - PositronWildhawk

Well, they are delicious!

I never knew that the British Goverment spent a lot of money on Biscuits - JandS3000

2 A Snowman built by researchers in the Arctic (£77K)

How does it cost that much for a snowman

3 Dumpster Lights (£95K)

In Brighton alone, thousands went towards replacing dumpsters with those with flashing golden lights on the sides. - PositronWildhawk

4 iPads for bin collectors to monitor homes that are not recycling (£19K)

This is actually kind of creepy. - PetSounds

Currently happening in Suffolk. What if you're in the shower when the bin collector's outside? - PositronWildhawk

5 Microchips for rubbish bins (£40K)
6 Replacing a dead tree at the Chelsea Flower Show (£40K)
7 An Alicia Keys Concert For Manchester Council (£425K)

You jest! Seriously?! I just don't believe it. - Britgirl

8 Violence-Based Video Games For Inmates (£16K)
9 Compensation to child who got spilled custard on hand (£10K)
10 Panda welcoming ceremony at Edinburgh Zoo (£42K)

The Contenders

11 Benefit scroungers - priceless

That was very well put, sir, or madam. - PositronWildhawk

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