Sven! Do the Lib dems have a defence policy?

#1
I'm not on a wind up but what is the Lib Dem position on defence? What is there thinking on what the forces should be capable of? Do they care about and how would they remedy the quality of life issues facing forces personal and there families?
It would be great to maybe get a Tory and some of the smaller parties to answer the same question?
 
#3
Mmmm..Thanks meridian but the Tories are saying little, Lib dems are worrying about trident and Labour......
 
#6
Oh they want more of THEM! Nothing of real substances though.
 
#7
Sixty said:
Here's the Lib Dem defence policy in all it's, ahem, glory.
Got as far as the introduction where it said that the Lib Dems defence policy hinged on reforming the UN and then gave up.

"Hello Lib Dems this is Earth, Reality check, over"
 
#10
Limp Damps defence policy is cloud cuckoo land. Sven was gobbing off about it last year I think and on looking closer they planned to cancel tranche 3 of Eurofighter. A quick search shows that we are tied in and would have to pay for them anyway. The comment made by someone was how can you trust defence to people who are incapable of even using google.
 
#11
Sixty said:
Here's the Lib Dem defence policy in all it's, ahem, glory.
Read the first few pages. There really doesn't seem to be anything you can actually put your finger to and say "Ah, so that's how they'll deal with that part of Defence and so forth". There's a nice bunch of rhetoric of course about how well disciplined, professional armed forces will protect the state and nation's interests, and global peace keeping etc. which I'm sure is all quite nice.
 
#12
Wot!

No sven screaming from the roof tops?

Its a complete pile of poo, along with all the other garbage policies from the wets. Nice though, that they seal their own fate every time they put pen to paper.
 
#13
well as they are not getting into power who cares
still doing better than the bnp who nicked Switzerland's defence policy neglecting to realize we are an island :roll:
 
#14
I read this. Just to see what fantastic idea they had. Here's a REALLY good one...

In the army, the balance of specialisations continues to move away from armour towards air power and air delivered infantry. Armoured warfare capability might be a productive area for role specialisation by another European nation.
So, what are the options? The Germans, who aren't allowed to deploy overseas, or the French, who probably won't. Thoughts, anyone?
 
#15
Wonderful how You all comment on a paper that You probably didn't read, or if You did conveniently missed the bit that says

If approved by Conference, this paper will form the policy of the Federal Party, except in appropriate areas where any national party policy would take precedence.
and

January 2002
Now, if anyone on the thread is having trouble putting two and two together then please say and I will inform You of the ins and outs of out of date conference proposals.

Ord Sgt. At the time I said in reply to Your comment about tranche three that although I knew nothing about it, I was sure that the team which drew up the document Our Nations Duty would know - or words to that effect.
 

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#17
Sven said:
As to a defence policy - as opposed to the forces welfare policy I linked to above - I believe that it is still being drawn up.

So when the question was asked 2 days ago

Sven! Do the Lib dems have a defence policy?

You could have cleared it up by saying 'no' then?
 
#18
Sven said:
As to a defence policy - as opposed to the forces welfare policy I linked to above - I believe that it is still being drawn up.
Thank you. So when it is drawn up would yourself or maybe some of the people who helped formulate maybe come on here and defend it?
 
#19
Sven said:
As to a defence policy - as opposed to the forces welfare policy I linked to above - I believe that it is still being drawn up.
If your party has no policy on defence, what do you say to people who ask you about it on the doorstep when you're out canvassing?
 
#20
Ancient_Mariner said:
Sven said:
As to a defence policy - as opposed to the forces welfare policy I linked to above - I believe that it is still being drawn up.
If your party has no policy on defence, what do you say to people who ask you about it on the doorstep when you're out canvassing?
Does it matter? They aren't going to get in anyway. :wink:
 

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