Poorly written article relying on hyperbole rather than fact. Classic example is the '23,000 people in procurement' line. That figure is total BS - the 23,000 refers to the DE&S as a whole, and includes all the old DLO people, the stores guys, the factory workers and so on, plus a lot of Communications types - the actual figure is about 6,000 all up. All the rest work in areas supporting the forces.
Plenty more of this to come though as people who know jack about HM Forces continue to ponitficate unwisely!