If one lesson is to be learned from the entire SDSR debacle it is that the government neither fully understands nor cares about the forces. Namely because Defence doesn't win votes. If we EVER expect to once again have a creible independent military force then there NEEDS to be a "green vote", namely a significant portion of people (1-3million) whos vote will depend, in part, to defence spending decisions. And thus make the governmnet properly fund defence. The question I put to you is HOW could this be done?