Sky News never queries government expenditure on social services or foreign aid. After all, many of its viewers pay their subscriptions from social security and giving "charity" to African dictators provides a cost-free charitable glow. The channel merely mirrors the slack-jawed sentimentalism of its underclass viewers.
When its gormless news anchor told the Shadow Defence Secretary "there were questions about the cost" of Britain's nuclear deterrent, we were surprised by the unaccustomed rigour. Then enlightenment dawned. "Ah," said my wife, "what a waste of money we could be spending on NHS dance lessons"