Armed Forces "walk out" over poor funding

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by vvaannmmaann, Sep 17, 2008.

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  1. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    If they don't fund the NHS properly, people may die until they sort it. If they don't fund the Police properly, crime may go up until they sort it. If they don't fund the Armed Forces properly, millions could die, and they may NEVER get to sort it.
  2. Hey man,like ....... that's deep!

    But sadly,very near the mark.
  3. But at the moment, hundreds are dying, far away from the general population and politicians. Out of sight, out of mind for Westminster? Oh but then again, we're not 'at war' in Afghan. :roll:
  4. Dusting off my 58 pattern webbing and camming up my zimmer frame as we speak :lol:
  5. Sweet!!! Only 9,999 to go!! Good effort!! :D
  6. The whole point is that this is what both parties want, not enough budget? well cut back on responsibilities and commitments then!

    There is NO WAY AT ALL that the Tories will spend even half of what’s needed, the "solution" is to reduce the size and expectations to fit the budget.

    Welcome to the EU style military

    If anyone thinks anyone is going to spend more money, they can forget it, is there any wonder why Cameron will not commit to sorting the problem by committing more to defence spending?

    Don’t think a recession will make things any better for recruiting. The Irish defence forces are funded on a shoestring and long had waiting lists of two years during a recession.

    Both major parties are not going to spend a penny more, expect more cuts. The cuts will continue because the forces vote is not visable and soldiers allways do as their told.

    Makes you wonder if all those coups everywhere else had a point :(
  7. So we've got an unelected leader of a minority party ruling the country.

    His armies have been sent to the remotest parts of the empire and their homes and barracks have been distributed to the populace as favours. Their fleets and transports decimated they can no longer return home to save the nation.

    Vandals roam the streets unfettered and the fifth estate is bent on destroying what is left from the inside.

    It would seem that all the cycloptic troglodyte is missing now is a fiddle.
  8. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

    Options For Change - Two

    Perhaps some clever politico will realise that we can know longer afford the armed forces in its present guise and with its current commitments.

    However there could be some reluctant from the Top Brass to admit it (until they retire) as it would mean that they would be first for the chop.
  9. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

    I can only assume you were not serving in the 80's. NOTHINGS CHANGED.
  10. This was always going to happen after the Warsaw Pact thawed out in the early nineties and easily explains the RAF draw down, especially as the nuclear deterrent was handed over to the navy. Unless a direct major military threat to the UK is anticipated (Russian sabre-rattling perhaps) I don't see the situation changing.
  11. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

  12. Who'd have ever thought it? In time of war a government that reduces defence spending.

    In years to come our kids will be reading about the Mad Man that was Old One Eye. If we still have schools then.
  13. Thats about right.