Guessing what happens in the SDSR is like the weeks leading up to the football transfer window. Loads of absolute shart which will be gloriously wide of the mark and then, come ten minutes to midnight, we'll spend a fuckload of money something nobody's ever heard of whilst selling all the fan favourites to a chorus of ranting.
Cant see it being anything but a cut in everything under the disguise of managing the budget. now that Dave has met his 2% gdp for spending by including the peacekeeping budget from the OGD it all looks good for defence. Personally cut in type 26 orders and jsf will be suffice for the RN. The army standby and the RAF no more hotels
Now that everyone has become used to the idea of reserves doing more, I could imagine that envelope being extended again. Following the recent change of conditions (people encouraged, but not compelled, to transfer from their original RFA 1996 conditions to some shiny new ones, whatever they're called) I've seen some slightly disturbing changes to the kind of thing people might be mobilised for, and the oft-rumoured plan to help man OPVs with reservists is still rumbling on.