Britain soft touch for attacks

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  1. "The UK's security is at risk because of a national loss of self-confidence, a leading defence think tank says.
    The Royal United Services Institute says Britain has become a "soft touch" because of divisions over its national aims, values and political identity.

    Rusi attacks "misplaced deference to 'multiculturalism'" and failure to "lay down the line" to immigrants.

    It says a cabinet committee should be set up to co-ordinate security. The Cabinet Office rejected the criticism."

    Well, TBH they would do wouldn't they?
  2. Listened to Keith Vazz on Radio 4 this morning-talking his usual tripe. Is this the same Kieth Vazz who suggested that an IRA bomb which blew up a recruiter's vehicle a few years back was one of our own grenades? When it turned out to be of "Irish origin" he looked a right tw@t. He later inspired a strip in Viz called "Kieth Vazz talks out of his ass"
  3. i've just listened to that report with Vaz. What a confused little creature he is. His contention seems to be that 'multiculturism has no effect on the overall unity of the people in the country', and he vomits this sort of rubbish without the slightest hint of irony. Of course, his living depends on a constituency base of alien victimhood, so no real surprise, I suppose.
  4. Vaz is indeed a vile creature. Not stupid but manages to get it so wrong so many times. (I also understand his given name is Nigel, but that was a bit "wrong" for a socialist man of the people)

    However, the RUSI paper is spot on because it reflects the collective views of people who know what they are talking about as opposed to the complete shower who do not but are unfortunately the presiding Government.

    This bit of the BBC coverage should jump off the page to everybody in this country:

    "The United Kingdom presents itself as a target, as a fragmenting, post-Christian society, increasingly divided about interpretations of its history, about its national aims, its values and in its political identity," it said.

    "That fragmentation is worsened by the firm self-image of those elements within it who refuse to integrate.

    "This is a problem worsened by the lack of leadership from the majority which in misplaced deference to 'multiculturalism' failed to lay down the line to immigrant communities, thus undercutting those within them trying to fight extremism.

    "The country's lack of self-confidence is in stark contrast to the implacability of its Islamist terrorist enemy."

    It added: "We look like a soft touch. We are indeed a soft touch, from within and without."

    So get a grip
  5. Ignore what report? Who said that?! :twisted:
  6. Multiculturalism tends to erode and ultimately destroy existing cultures.

    Somebody noticed this a while back and wrote a book about it: The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  7. Oooh look. A report from a leading think tank - RUSI - never heard of them, anyway it's reproduced courtesy of the Telegraph, no less.

    But wait. When you look a bit closer, the 'think' tank is populated by military types with the standard, right wing, xenophobic agenda. And hey presto, they've come up with the anti-foreigner, insular, little island mentality claptrap that you'd expect them to.

    I'm with the government on this one. They should file it where it belongs - in the bin.
  8. You brainless cnut.
  9. And of course you may follow with it. RUSI is a well respected body and is world respected for its reports. To say that it is right wing clap trap is nonsense. I was just listening to Bob Ainsworth on BBC radio 4 The World at 1 no admittance that that there are any weeds in the field at all. Its called denial but time will tell who is right.
  10. Speaking of Radio 4, they recently asked listeners to submit a six word synopsis of their lives. If this was your submission I'd have to say it matches mine, and I totally agree.
  11. Oh, are you still here? Don't I remember you sulkily flouncing off stage left because no one liked your contrived leftist hysteria?

    It seems your retirement had as much credibility as your silly pretend views.
  12. It is probably true that it is easier to conduct a terrorist operation in the UK than many other countries. So what? I reckon it is also true that it is harder to get "gains" by "terrorist" activity than most other countries.

    A few bombs on Spanish trains=Change of foreign policy.
    A few bombs on English trains=Nothing but contempt.

    F*** terrorists. They deserve nothing except contempt. The eejits think that God needs their help. Believer or not, "if" God exists I doubt "he" would need human "help". Cretins!
  13. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    The Royal United Services Institute is a world renowned defence and security forum. It was founded in 1831 and is indeed the oldest of its kind in the world.

    I have had the honour of speaking at a RUSI event and I can tell you it is not just populated by right wing military xenophobics but by all sorts of person with all sorts of political persuassion.

    The report in question is unusually strong but makes a valuable contribution to the debate and I have to largely agree with its conclusions.
  14. You are Tony Blair, and I claim my £5! :twisted: