Overseas Territories

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by goatbagthedruid, Feb 3, 2010.

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  1. It appears that the Overseas Territories (less for Diego Garcia) are going to have to fend for themselves when we cut everything back.

    Anyone for the Falklands???

    GBTD
     
  2. Source?
     
  3. Dont forget Gibraltar, the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, Rockall, the Hebrides, Shetland & the Orkneys. Brown would give them all away if he thought it would keep him in power a bit longer!! :twisted: :twisted:
     
  4. Isle of Dogs? Stolen from the Cockneys and should be set free mate!
     
  5. LINKY to Times Article.

    LINKY to requirement for Falklands last time.

    Summary 1982:

    2 carriers
    23 destroyers/ frigates
    6 subs
    13 other ships
    22 RFA vessels
    171 Sea Harriers/ helicopters

    What we have now/ planned:

    2 carriers
    3 amphibious ships
    2 subs total
    12 destroyers/ frigates (only 7 in service)
    16 RFA vessels

    Also nothing in the foreword of the Defence Green Paper; they are at 1.2 of the Green:
    ANd a few other bit points later on.

    GBTD
     
  6. 'Opeless Bob has nmade it quite clear in the Commons and in subsequent interviews - in the future the UK will not be able to take unilateral military action. In his mind (if that is not too much of an exageration) that means we can go so much further than just collaberating with our allies, we can decide which military capabilities we can dispense with and utilise others' because they can provide it cheaper/better.

    I'm not quite sure what capabilities he has lined up, Do we dispense with our own armour because the Germans have better tanks, catering because the french and Italians do it so much better, Gunners because we hate our own?

    We've seen how long it takes to pull our own forces together - the Chiefs have admitted that we really needed 6 months for Iraq. How long would it take to pull together all our allies for any expeditionary op? The training burden to iron out all the inter-operability issues will be enormous - this really is fantasy world politics.
     
  7. Surely that can't be right?
     
  8. No, it's miles off:

    British Ships in the Falklands:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_naval_forces_in_the_Falklands_War

    Royal Navy Today:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_active_Royal_Navy_ships

    Future Plans:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_the_Royal_Navy

    Sorry for the wiki fest!
     
  9. 2 be fair argentina's in even worse case and we have an airbase with some typhoons on which sort of makes a sneak attack rather beyond the ability of the corned beef eating ones :twisted:
     
  10. 'Dont forget Gibraltar, the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, Rockall, the Hebrides, Shetland & the Orkneys.'

    They can have the fcuking Hebrides, with my blessing - spent two & a half bloody years there.
     
  11. And Anglesey, caught chlamidiya off a bird from there once!
     

  12. snap
     
  13. Also London, most of Bristol and the whole of Bradford. Might as well chuck in Blackburn too.
     
  14. No mate, the clap.
     
  15. I didn't get a round of applause from the other bird i was tonking at the time! :(