Lib Dems on State of Our Armed Forces

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by micksmith, Sep 19, 2007.

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  1. micksmith

    micksmith Old-Salt

    Lib Dems held a good fringe meeting on support for our troops at their conference on Monday with a BAFF official giving a talk and will be holding a conference session this afternoon on the state of our armed forces, televised on BBC Parliament.
     
  2. EX_REME

    EX_REME Crow

    This should be good. Will they be stating how much more they will be spending on defence if (god forbid(oops)) they ever get elected?
     
  3. hackle

    hackle LE

    Thanks, Mick. Monday seems to have gone well.

    Today's conference session might be the "Urgent Issue" billed on the conference agenda for 17.30 today.
     
  4. hackle

    hackle LE

    For anyone interested, this debate on "the state of the armed forces" starting now. BBC Parliament.
     
  5. thegimp

    thegimp LE

    They talk a good fight.................................
     
  6. Mr_Jones

    Mr_Jones War Hero

    all helps
     
  7. They may talk a good fight, but would they ever be the elected Government in the future? Only time will tell.
     
  8. Brick

    Brick LE

    Probably not but if it ever gets to the position of where either the Conservatives or Labour form a government with a very slim majority resulting in an almost hung Parliament then that's when laying the ground work would pay off.
     
  9. hackle

    hackle LE

    BAFF speaks to all three main UK parties, as you would expect. We were pleased to be able to provide a speaker for the standing-room-only Lib Dem fringe event on Monday, which was the precursor of today's debate.
     
  10. Exactly as it should be. BAFF should retain (at least a semblance of) neutrality vis-a-vis the political parties and should seize every opportunity to put the message across. But it should also follow up assiduously. Does BAFF have sufficient resource?

    Nonetheless, excellent work.
     
  11. "Does BAFF have sufficient resource?"

    Yes we do. However support is always welcome!
     
  12. Well, please tell us what you need. Money, obviously, but in the absence of a huge inflow of cash to the coffers what else is needed?
     
  13. bobath

    bobath LE

    Its a sad thing to say but defence is never going to be a vote winner. The BAFF does some stirling work but the parties will still do more for every other puplic sector before defence even gets a look in.
     
  14. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    Members who are prepared to pitch in with BAFF campaigns and organisation, and also recruit more members! The more members we have, the more we can do and the stronger we become.

    Join BAFF here
     
  15. electric_citizen

    electric_citizen Old-Salt

    They are all the same when not in power; promising the world. When they do get in someone will come up with some blinding statistics showing how the Armed Forces are happier and better off under their regime and don't forget that they are still sweeping up the mess the previous government left behind. None of them could care a fig.