The reputations of the MOD, and the previous Labour administration, have plumbed new depths as it has been revealed that MOD contracts set up under Labour have resulted in light bulbs (worth 65p) being bought for £22 each and screws worth £2.60 being bought for £103.
This comes at a time when the MOD faces significant and damaging cuts in its budget and operational capabilities.
Liam Fox, the Defence Secretary, has publicly claimed to be very angry. However will anyone actually be sacked for this?
Don't hold your breath!