Now, I have voted UKIP but at the last election I voted tactically Cons because I knew UKIP didn't have a chance of getting in and I thought it more important to get Labour out. But now it looks like the Cons are unelectable on their own and we've ended up with not much difference. So I'm back to UKIP. What I would like to know from people on here is whether they think the UKIP defence policies stack up, with particular regard to costs. Extracted from their website: "Spend an extra 40% on defence annually, another 1% of GDP · Restore the Royal Navy to its 2001 strength with three new aircraft carriers and nearly 70 other ships, at the same time guaranteeing the future of the Plymouth, Portsmouth and Rosyth bases · Increase RAF capability by buying more essential helicopters, transport aircraft and 50 extra JSF Lightning aircraft · Restore historic regiments, such as the Highland regiments, which are being subsumed into planned European battle groups · Maintain Britains independent nuclear deterrent with existing Trident submarines and then replace them with four British-built submarines armed with US missiles" So that means 3.5% of gdp to cover that list etc. Personally, I'd live with 5% and balance the rest of the budget around that priority. Is anyone able to authoritatively criticise that 3.5% or point me somewhere that can?