What does a billion pounds look like? – BBC News


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What does a billion pounds look like? - BBC News

A billion… it’s hard to fathom.

It’s a number that’s thrown around a lot, from party manifestos to conference speeches, but how well do we really understand what it means?

Can mathematical gymnastics and time-bending scenarios anchor the number in reality?

The BBC’s Mattea Bubalo explains.

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  1. Ask the eu cupcakes eu took alotmore than that from Great Britain thank's to rich spoiled bad loseres Great Britain cobyn's venezuela.20 is the bbc going to doo a guardian on me and vanish.

  2. Where is the brain rapist hiding?The 2008 rapist who gives medication then brain rapes for years.Stop hiding this human rights criminal inside the scientist community and television industry.Where is the human exploitation rapist.

  3. we get to decide who spends our money…but why not 'what on'?…. it's like the moment it leaves our banks in the form of tax we have NO SAY where it goes, just who too…. thats mental!!!!

    The BBC would get a massive reduction in funding for a start!

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