Skip to comments.Planes axed for aircraft carriers
Posted on 10/18/2010 9:14:38 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Britain's aircraft carriers will be left without planes for a period because of cuts to the military budget in next week's spending review, Defence Secretary Liam Fox has confirmed. Two former heads of the Royal Navy have warned that a decision to withdraw Harrier jets before the arrival of new Joint Strike Fighter F35s in 2018 would leave Britain unable to fight another Falklands War. Dr Fox confirmed that there will be a "gap" between the phasing out of the Harriers and the US-built F35s coming into service, but insisted that this will not put the Falklands at risk. Britain currently has sufficient basing and over-flight rights to allow it to deploy air power wherever it wants in the world, even without fixed-wing aircraft on board its carrier fleet, he told BBC1's Politics Show. Dr Fox also acknowledged that armed forces personnel numbers would "inevitably... fall a bit" as a result of the defence settlement, which is expected to require cuts of 7-8%. But he declined to discuss reports that the forces could lose a combined total of as many as 20,000 servicemen. Announcements on precise figures will be made in Tuesday's Strategic Defence and Security Review which follows the unveiling of a new National Security Strategy on Monday. The Defence Secretary confirmed that Prime Minister David Cameron had been "extraordinarily helpful" in securing a more favourable settlement for the Ministry of Defence after Chancellor George Osborne's initial demand for cuts of 10-20%.
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Ladies and Gentleman. I give you the world’s most expensive floating parking lot.
...to be followed a few years later by "coral reefs".
Instead the money will be used to support unemployed immigrants with multiple wives and offspring. Plus..paying for welfare for those who won’t work..etc.
Sooner or later they will have no money for anything but welfare.
... and soon after that, not enough money even for welfare. And at that time, the country will completely implode.
Actually this new govt is clamping down on benefit cheats and the flawed system.