Labour come out with cuts...and start with the Forces

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  1. Ok, so I'm kinda pleased about this, as it will mean Labour is on the road back to credibility...the long, winding, road that they may never get very far along...but why, oh why, do they have to start with the army?! Also, why is there no plausable, well thought out, separate 'plan', they're just cherry picking the bits of this failed government's plans!

    BBC News - Jim Murphy: Labour must be credible on cuts
  2. Labour has never liked the Armed Forces,,so no change then.....
  3. Just a small change.
  4. Are you serious? Labour and credibility will never compliment each other. The whole idea of Labour is corruption and thievery.
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  5. In the newspaper interview, Mr Murphy outlined £5bn of the cuts to which Labour would agree: £2bn over 10 years by scrapping Nimrod, £900m over 10 years through efficiencies in the Trident renewal programme, £350m from rationalising the defence estate, £205m from cuts to civilian allowances and £35m by reducing tank regiments.

    I guess you missed the other £4,965 Million of non Army cuts?
  6. The cuts the Conservative-led Coalition are actively putting into action now?
  7. I think you will find Cameron has been just as active with the hatchet when it comes to defence.
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  8. Yes, they can't even think of their own ideas. They do that quite a lot.
  9. Like I said ... all politicians hate the Armed Forces, we nag at their conscience, and they don't like that.

  10. I think I've spotted your deliberate error.......
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  11. Fair point, well made. I shan't bother to edit it as it's self-evident really. :)
  12. I think the best savings in the armed forces are not to be found by cutting regiments etc, but getting better deals for contracts, so that instead of paying £70-odd for an ANR headset boom mike, and £35 for the little black button on said ANR headset that noone uses, we should instead be paying the industry level of £15 for the boom-mike and 50p for what is essentially a push-to-make switch.
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  13. I could not agree more.
  14. Whereas the Tories just love 'em, eh?
  15. The Labour party of old was the party of working people. With the invention of New Labour it became the party of the chattering champagne socialists, professional politicians, and those who put the interests of non British ethnics, immigrants, and benafit scroungers above the interests of the working people of our country.
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