The country is up to its ear lobes in debt. Any incoming government isn't going to have any choice but to cut public spending and to cut it deeply. Defence is one of the big spending departments and its your job to lop say a third off the budget. Without any discussion about how we got here, who's fault it is or what other departments should be cut what would you cut from the defence budget. Think the unthinkable, nothing off limits. Operations, overseas bases, Trident, carriers, pensions, wages, accomodation, training, medical care, Typhoon T3, Red Arrows, JCA, FRES, DII etc etc Gentlemen, get your knives out and remember, no moaning, just get on with it.