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Offline Mike Hawkins

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Re: Government to spend £285m on Trident
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2015, 20:36:43 PM »
This rot has been going on for some years, under successive Governments! 

They have all been quick to send our service personnel into action to boost their own egos as "international statesmen" whilst cutting funding in the numbers of personnel and the equipment they need.

The truth, however, is that our leaders for the past 20+ years have been total failures as National leaders, and I see no chance of improvement with the political leaders we have now!!
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Re: Government to spend £285m on Trident
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2015, 08:56:02 AM »
Indeed more money could rightly be spent on the Royal Navy from the savings made from abandoning Trident, coastal defence is vital for the safety of our islands.
If our government wants to spend this sort of money it could be better spent on conventional weapons and forces, the Royal Navy, the Army, and the RAF, all of which would provide civilian support jobs.
If the money way moved to general defence, great, but you know it wont be. We are reducing the Army to 50,000 already. The RAF has half as many planes now as 20 years go. We have no aircraft carrier in the Navy at all ATM. None of which helps anti terrorism anyway.
Which seems to bring us in a full circle to where we started, £285m spending on a system not fit for todays threats, when money could be better spent increasing and equipping our conventional forces. 

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Re: Government to spend £285m on Trident
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2015, 10:08:07 AM »
Which seems to bring us in a full circle to where we started, £285m spending on a system not fit for todays threats, when money could be better spent increasing and equipping our conventional forces.
But our conventional forces don't fight terrorism. The police and intelligence services do.
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Re: Government to spend £285m on Trident
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2015, 12:46:13 PM »
In spite of cuts to Police, and armed forces, the Con/Dem government propose to spend money on the nuclear attack system, to attack who?
Which seems to bring us in a full circle to where we started, £285m spending on a system not fit for todays threats, when money could be better spent increasing and equipping our conventional forces.
But our conventional forces don't fight terrorism. The police and intelligence services do.
Yes I agree.

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Re: Government to spend £285m on Trident
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2015, 19:59:46 PM »
If the terrorist threat to our Island warrented our Armed Forces to act then they are more than prepared to do so.