Feign aid to (part?!)fund hospital ships

Africa as a land mass is more than twice the size of Australia. It has some of the most fertile land in the world. It is also immensely wealthy in minerals. Oh, and solar power has BIG potential there, too.

The solution for Africa is not migration but getting its collective house in order and dealing with corruption and nepotism.

Possibly not a fashionable view among the more 'liberal' but true.

There's no reason for Africans to be migrating to Europe.

One could go as far as to say that Africa's problems are not ours.
Repeated for emphasis . . !!!
 
But they're warships, and even when deployed in a humanitarian role, are bombed up to fight a war. Take a decommissioned carrier and retrofit it as a hospital ship that has a fixed and rotory wing HEMS type capability, would produce an outstanding national resource. Staffing? As it's not a warship, then RN veterans etc would probably welcome the opportunity of working on the ship. Medical? Again, veterans and those of us that are well qualified NHS types.

The cost would be huge though.
What are you smoking? What decommisioned aircraft carrier? How are you going to afford the fuel for the nice thirsty gas turbines and 800 crew. We can barely get RN vets to join the reserves for 28 days a year why would they want to bugger off on a carrier to africa for free?.

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The SSGN’s are pretty ******* useful. Taking two of your older boats and converting them would you give your Navy quite the boom stick.
We can barely afford enough TLAMs for the subs we have at the minute!

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Africa as a land mass is more than twice the size of Australia. It has some of the most fertile land in the world. It is also immensely wealthy in minerals. Oh, and solar power has BIG potential there, too.

The solution for Africa is not migration but getting its collective house in order and dealing with corruption and nepotism.

Possibly not a fashionable view among the more 'liberal' but true.

There's no reason for Africans to be migrating to Europe.

One could go as far as to say that Africa's problems are not ours.
Migration will not help them solve their problems either. We have to be tough to a few to be kinder to the majority.

We can barely afford enough TLAMs for the subs we have at the minute!

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True!

I have always wondered about the utility of TLAM compared to carrier aviation or amphibious capability.

Has anyone suggested converting a SSBN to a hospital ship?
 
Africa as a land mass is more than twice the size of Australia. It has some of the most fertile land in the world. It is also immensely wealthy in minerals. Oh, and solar power has BIG potential there, too.

The solution for Africa is not migration but getting its collective house in order and dealing with corruption and nepotism.

Possibly not a fashionable view among the more 'liberal' but true.

There's no reason for Africans to be migrating to Europe.

One could go as far as to say that Africa's problems are not ours.
But, but empire, rhodes, band aid.
 
Africa as a land mass is more than twice the size of Australia. It has some of the most fertile land in the world. It is also immensely wealthy in minerals. Oh, and solar power has BIG potential there, too.

The solution for Africa is not migration but getting its collective house in order and dealing with corruption and nepotism.

Possibly not a fashionable view among the more 'liberal' but true.

There's no reason for Africans to be migrating to Europe.

One could go as far as to say that Africa's problems are not ours.

95% of all the works said money since 1945 has been spent in Africa.
And all it’s achived is a lower life expectancy and far greater corruption.
African despots don’t loot millions, they loot tens of billions. Africa is such an important market for Mercedes thanks to the WahBenzi tribe, ( many African big wigs have fleets of nearly a hundred of their top of the range cars), they opened a factory there.
 

seaweed

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Ironically,
Years ago I read somewhere that studies conducted for the US draft in 1917 gave US blacks a reading on average 5% below whites, and before anyone cites cultural disadvantage, Asians scored 5% above. A quick bit of googling turns up later and more specific scientific studies that point the same way. Watson just possibly knows a bit more about genetics than his detractors and it is sad that, half a millennium after Galileo, prejudice can still shout down science.
 

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