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I would probably recommend to the person behind the don't vote labour website, to be a bit more secretive about where he/she is. :wink:
 
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Well after reading their policies, it's a toss up between them and the good old blue noses :D

I like their policies, but will they stick to them??

agent smith
 
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A Strong Defence Policy

Within the next year, the Royal Navy will have shrunk to the extent that, for the first time in 300 years, it will be smaller than the French Navy. Defence expenditure has slipped considerably as a proportion of GDP, and recent conflicts have shown severe deficiencies in logistical support and basic equipment. Further cuts are now planned, making it likely that Britain will be unable to sustain troop deployments on the current scale in the future. Whilst it is legitimate to argue that our weapons systems need to be upgraded, and it is right that we invest in high-tech systems, these cannot replace the need for army personnel.

The New Party will undertake a weapons system review and upgrade to ensure that our armed services have the resources and support required to meet our defence needs. Effective air, sea and land forces are a vital ingredient for an achievable foreign policy, and defence expenditure will be set at the level necessary to maintain a leading role among European nations.

We will act to maintain the full independence of the UK armed forces and we will oppose any European defence planning which detracts from NATO. It is essential that we work with our partners in NATO to achieve compatibility of equipment and communications, but we also need to ensure that the UK retains autonomous capabilities in all key areas.

Defence procurement will take account of our long-term strategic interests and avoid over-dependence on other countries. However, our armed services must have the most appropriate equipment for the task. Where this equipment and hardware is of foreign manufacture, we will seek to have it produced in the UK under licence. This is strategically important as it will help to sustain our own defence industries and their related skills.

Decisions on military action are ultimately taken by political leaders, but such decisions are dangerous if not taken on sound information. After the failures exposed in the gathering of intelligence ahead of the Iraq conflict, increased priority needs to be given to enhancing the effectiveness of the intelligence services. We will also allow defence chiefs more input into foreign policy to reduce the incidence of future problems.

Key Proposals


Make strong defence capabilities a priority
Improve intelligence services
Enhanced role for defence chiefs in foreign policy
Yeah righty-ho :roll:
 
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polar said:
But would anyone else be better?
That question is probably why they'll be re-elected. And of course Michael Moore will visit to encourage their re-election. There will be a campaign to cast doubt on the "other party" intimating they have some sort of "secret agenda" which will never be defined by the accusers, but voters, running scared, will vote Labour to beat this "secret agenda"
 
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RCSignals said:
Cpl_ripper said:
DonnMac2 said:
http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk
Add to that

www.dontvotetorywankerscostheydidthesamein92.co.uk
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See what I mean?

What the tories did was stupid, but pales behind what is happening now, and what is happening now is only the beginning.
Hear, hear. By definition, the cuts being announced today go beyond 'Options'. The Tories intended the NI peace dividend to be used to reduce overstretch, not to reduce the size of tha army.
 
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RCSignals said:
polar said:
But would anyone else be better?
That question is probably why they'll be re-elected. And of course Michael Moore will visit to encourage their re-election. There will be a campaign to cast doubt on the "other party" intimating they have some sort of "secret agenda" which will never be defined by the accusers, but voters, running scared, will vote Labour to beat this "secret agenda"
This is one of the reasons that we should not vote Labour. They are so confident that they will be re-elected that they are doing things with impunity. They do not listen to the people they are supposed to represent and just pass laws as they see fit, e.g. hunting.

The don't vote labour web-site is only asking people not to vote labour, it does not tell you what other party to vote for. There are still 3 or 4 alternatives to vote for.

If we all do this then this will dump the labour party and send shockwaves around the other parties as they will know that if they start to push through any unpopular policies that the same will happen to them!!

Pie in the Sky - I know, but if it happened wouldn't it be tremendous? :wink:
 
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Yep, the tories have a vested interest in keeping the armed forces strong...

because most of their ministers hold positions in arms/defence contractors :)

agent smith
 
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Agent_Smith said:
Yep, the tories have a vested interest in keeping the armed forces strong...

because most of their ministers hold positions in arms/defence contractors :)

agent smith
AS, you mean ex-ministers - unless I have missed something in ther news this morning. :wink:

Knowing something about defence, and even thinking it important, may have had something to do with the appointments you are thinking of. Although I think you will find ex Labour politicians too on the boards of these companies.
 
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Bump.....

I want to keep this in everyones thoughts (cos i am secretly the mind control cops 8O :twisted: )

agent smith
 

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