Labour call for SDSR review in the wake of recent events in Africa.

Discussion in 'Strategic Defence & Spending Review (SDSR)' started by spike7451, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    He has a valid point if recent events were'nt factored into the decisions...

    Labour calls for SDSR to be reopened | British Forces News

  2. Never going to happen. Besides, it's a bit of a bloody cheek calling for a review of the review when it was his party that got us into a god awful financial mess (and 2 wars) which has to be paid for somehow.
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  3. Cancel the redundancies? That'd piss off a certain woman on here waiting for her hubby's payoff to buy her house.
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  4. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    the whole issue was a RAF/BAE led trainwreck IMO, someone has an agenda which involves not leaving UK airspace to do anything which might damage the chances of spending all day flying over the lake district looking pretty.

    if they want to stop sdsr then the only way I reckon is to field a motion that the British army (now that it is under 100k) by its own definitions must be relabelled a defence force and become non deployable except to any remaining british dependancies.

    the only way to get through to politicians nowadays seem to be by making them lose face. the whole world is laughing at the way we fritter cash away while getting less and less capable. 4th biggest defence budget and we struggle to send and support 10,000 troops overseas!!!!
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  5. Don't be silly!
    HMG will not be going picking any more fights for a decade after Afghanistan.
    Would the Eton Mess lie to you?
  6. And we'll have a review of the review take in to account everything that is happening at the moment and guess what will happen when the review of the review takes effect?
  7. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    I cant wait for them to send the carriers around the world on goodwill gestures while they work out what to do without f35b after it gets cancelled and the marines decide to upgrade the av8 again. by the time we get a working carrier force again everyone else will be fighting in space.

    su27 is navalised isnt it?
  8. The SDSR didn't mention many countries. It did however use words and phrases such as 'global', 'the world', it's about strategy, domestic and international interests etc.
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  9. Quite so, but the way things are looking perhaps words like "local", "the Country" and "tactical" (insert where you see fit) would have been more applicable.
  10. Yeah right, because him and his party really give a shit about the Armed Forces.
  11. Two wars on a peacetime budget whilst firehosing money they didn't have on their client state.
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    A revue?
  13. That's the history of 2001 on in a nut shell, isn't it?