What’s a billion quid between friends?
Have you ever watched an interview on TV, or listened to one on the radio, when a politician is bandying around the few hundred million here, or a couple of billion pounds there? Of course you have. It’s a daily occurrence. Especially given the building election fever. But just what do these numbers mean? They roll off the tongue with great ease, but exactly how much is a million, a billion, or a trillion (or a thousand million if you’re not American!)? I recently came across