Carrier to India?

#1
Grauniad

One of Britain's new £2bn aircraft carriers could be sold off under cost-cutting plans being considered by the Ministry of Defence. India has lodged a firm expression of interest, the Observer has learned.
I assume we'll also need fewer escort vessels if we only have 1 carrier?

Perhaps we can flog that one, too?
 
#2
Why do people type things like "Grauniad" "Liabor" "Gobment" etc?

It's not big, or clever, and pointless in my opinion.
 
#3
smudge67 said:
Why do people type things like "Grauniad" "Liabor" "Gobment" etc?

It's not big, or clever, and pointless in my opinion.
"Grauniad" was coined by Private Eye, in reference to the Guardians endless editorial errors and spelling mistakes, so it is quite clever.
 
#4
I thought with carriers you need two, or none. Considering what the Navy gave up in terms of ships to get the carriers it's a fooking outrage if they don't get two. Maybes if the government stopped throwing money at crap like RBS and diversity/equality/outreach jobs there might be a wee bit more for defence of the realm :?
 
#7
theblindking said:
smudge67 said:
Why do people type things like "Grauniad" "Liabor" "Gobment" etc?

It's not big, or clever, and pointless in my opinion.
"Grauniad" was coined by Private Eye, in reference to the Guardians endless editorial errors and spelling mistakes, so it is quite clever.
Not really.
 
#8
doc80905 said:
I thought with carriers you need two, or none. Considering what the Navy gave up in terms of ships to get the carriers it's a fooking outrage if they don't get two. Maybes if the government stopped throwing money at crap like RBS and diversity/equality/outreach jobs there might be a wee bit more for defence of the realm :?
What are you on about, why shouldn't minority groups get preferential treatment and thick people with degrees in finance who bring the country to its nees receive preferential treatment??

Don't forget, a Priminister who cannot spell, who is brilliant at finance??

Where would we be without these people????????
 
#11
All ready been covered, but the article in the guardian points to a shared navy!!
 
#12
doc80905 said:
I thought with carriers you need two, or none. Considering what the Navy gave up in terms of ships to get the carriers it's a fooking outrage if they don't get two. Maybes if the government stopped throwing money at crap like RBS and diversity/equality/outreach jobs there might be a wee bit more for defence of the realm :?

Actually we needed THREE!
 
#13
#14
Fixed it.
 
#15
consider the indians have been royally screwed over trying to buy an ex soviet carrier thats still not ready they may be keen so build three
 
#16
If we sell carriers to India at double the price, we can make carriers for ourselves for nothing. If we triple the price, we could also support our bankers and politicians, or send subsidies to third world countries like Ind...

Taxi!
 
#17
brighton hippy said:
consider the indians have been royally screwed over trying to buy an ex soviet carrier thats still not ready they may be keen so build three
Thats to logical for our government.
After all, British shipyards have built warships for foreign navy's since way back. The shipyards make money, people have jobs, everybody is happy.
Too easy?
 
#18
I've got a feeling they might be getting confused will Invincible, mothballed in Pompey since 2005? Why would India want a new carrier in x years time - they're building one of their own and buying an ex Russian one?
 
#19
Yokel said:
I've got a feeling they might be getting confused will Invincible, mothballed in Pompey since 2005? Why would India want a new carrier in x years time - they're building one of their own and buying an ex Russian one?
Is there not some doubt wether the Russian one will ever actually appear?
 

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