FACTS OF THE DAY

January 23rd 2018

Britain’s armed forces are now at their smallest since the Napoleonic Wars.

bbc.co.uk

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Scientists writing in The Lancet have declared that adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24.

independent.co.uk

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2017 saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history, with one new person achieving billionaire status every two days.

zmescience.com

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82% of all the wealth created in 2017 went to the richest 1% of the world’s population: the bottom 50% saw no increase in their income at all.

zmescience.com

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The National Audit Office has found the taxpayer is £199 billion in debt to private contractors, for 716 deals signed under the Private Finance Initiative.

news-telegraph.com

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A Michigan doctor, who left Poland 40 years ago aged 5 and doesn’t even speak Polish, has been arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

independent.co.uk

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