Percentage Change in UK armed forces strength compared with 1990

well, is this due to changes in funding for the army or just people dont want to join the army?
i think we can all say its the former,
Graph: UK armed forces strength, % change
of course had blair not lied, then followed bush like a puppy dog into war this issue would never be raised,
prolly a case of MoD spending more money on equipment than on soldeirs that will man them