With all the news of the government cutting RAF procurement, Navy not getting any new boats, Army troops numbers heading into the cellar, no new cash for defence etc etc. How long until we have a home defence force only and would this be a bad idea? Close all the overseas bases and bring all the troops back to the UK, this would be a massive saving and the cash saved can be used for either a)upgrade of equipment to the best available for the much smaller number of troops b) oneleggedblacklesbiandwarf outreach centres or c)MPs expense accounts. We would be able to refuse to get involved in any more badly thought out overseas adventures and so long as we keep our own (ish) bucket of sunshine machines then we would be just as safe as now. So what say the forum? Good idea? Is it just a matter of time anyway or am I as normal just wibbling?