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February 9, 2011

Just In Case...

... Obama et al are thinking that we Brits will once more stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with the US if push comes to Iranian shove, I think they should be aware of our current predicament before they ask.

The sheer incompetence of it all beggars belief. The MoD has 'discovered' a £1.6bn shortfall in next year's budget and is planning further cuts on top of those already announced last October. We're reduced to a surface fleet of only nineteen ships and on the table for further discussion are:

70 Tornado GR4s
12 Chinooks
Reaper and Predator UAVs
FRES Scout project
Type 23 Frigate or RFA tanker/supply ship
Further reduction in Army personnel

The rest of this sorry tale is HERE

Just to remind us all who's primarily responsible for this pigs' mess of a financial fiasco, here's a pic of the man who was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997-2007 and PM for three years, Gordon 'Pass me the Tramadol' Brown:


and a pic of the man who was PM from 1997-2007, Tony 'Ker-ching' Blair:


PFI deals like THESE don't help.

• RAF Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft: The largest private finance project. The taxpayer will be paying around £10.5 billion for 14 Airbus A330 troop transport/tanker jets with a capital value of only about £1 billion, though the deal also includes maintenance. The aircraft will not be able to fly into any war zone

• Army – Colchester Garrison: This £540 million PFI deal, to provide new military accommodation for the Parachute Regiment and others, lasts until 2039. But ownership of the land and buildings has been transferred to the Robert McAlpine-led PFI consortium until 2154, bringing allegations that the MoD has “sold off the family silver”.

Is there any wonder the current government is busy tying us into 'co-operation' agreements with France and Germany? Bloody traitors (please excuse my French) the lot of them.

They've sold the country's infrastructure (particularly in energy) to state-owned foreign companies; they've f/cked up our state education system so we're languishing in the league tables of Europe and have what can only be described as a semi-illiterate & feral underclass leeching off taxpayers; they've turned one half of our once world-renowned and respected Police Force into para-militaries and the other half into politically-correct social workers; the public sector, for the whole of the UK, takes more than 50% of the jobs - and anyone can tell you that that isn't good. Our Armed Forces are used and abused by feckless governments who must think they're moving pieces on a chessboard when they catapult troops to Afghanistan and then forget to equip them and fund them. By lack of proper regulation they encouraged your feckless bankers to join forces with our feckless bankers in the City of London and now look...! And don't even get me started on immigration and (shhh!) izla-mifi-ca-shun - that can wait for another time.

Sorry for the rant but... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

PS I don't need to remind you that we're an unarmed nation but be careful - the UN has had you in its own sights since at least last year. I know you'll fight it.

8 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

What could possibly go wrong with depending on Germany and France for your defense?

Zio Rico said...

"RAF Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft: The largest private finance project. The taxpayer will be paying around £10.5 billion for 14 Airbus A330 troop transport/tanker jets with a capital value of only about £1 billion, though the deal also includes maintenance. The aircraft will not be able to fly into any war zone."

Now THAT's a strategic aircraft.

Goodnight Vienna said...

Now you're making me cry.

Wetzy said...

The ministry of defense has left the navy with only 19 ships? You'd better hope Argentina doesn't sail north and kick your ass. I hate socialism because it's like cancer.

banned said...

Can't argue with that GV, how many battle tanks will we be left with, 50 is it?

Anonymous said...

This is like being on suicide watch.

The_Kid said...

I think Europe surrendered when they created the EU. What do 12 people do when they're about to go under? Grasp onto each other.

And the U.N and Everyone is after the USA. We're the rich uncle. We're a steak on a plate in the middle of a sand dune and we're providing the silverware.

Not for long though. Germany bought the NYSE and is changing it's name. China is going to buy the rest of us. obama and his cabinet are imbeciles such as never been seen before in high places in such numbers.

We've spent 5 trillion on Nothing in two years. And that doesn't even count what the Federal Reserve has done to us.

Make me wanna holler, throw up both my hands.

banned said...

This'll make you laugh; next time we have a military crisis we have to ask the French if we can borrow their rustbucket aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
We have had HMS Invincible in mothballs for some years but just yesterday they flogged it off to Chinese scrap merchants for the princely sum of 3-5 million quid.