Defence cuts? What defence cuts? These are merely... slight delays in some defence related programs. What a surprise, he doesn't want to make a decision or take any bad publicity so he simply puts everything back a few years. Of course in the meantime we're still left making do with what we have and the gaps between when the old stuff really should have been let go and new lot introduced gets ever wider. I especially like this paragraph, And the cynic in me thinks of course and that couldn't be because he knows that short of a minor sodding electoral miracle he'll be out on his arrse in two years time. Of course I could just be generous and put it down to a decade of underfunding and general cack-handed-ness at organising stuff rather than purposeful actions. Now if you'll excuse me I think I saw an outrage wagon going past that I need to get on.