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    How to waste money...The Tories.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 12:15 pm

    Navy Flagship HMS Ocean Quietly Scrapped By Government Despite 65 Million Refit Last Year

    Read about this stupid move by the Tories in the Huffington Post HERE




    I mean, we have two new aircraft carriers coming on line soon and yet we do not have any planes to put on them, ( we are expected to buy American carrier-launched planes in place of the scrapped Sea Harriers ), and yet here we see the Flagship aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy being quietly scrapped too.

    Not so long ago the brand new fleet of MRA4 Nimrod spy/maritime patrol aircraft were also scrapped to save money and now we either have no such patrol aircraft left or we are going to have to buy American AWACs.

    I just wonder what lengths the government will go to to try to save money when we think they are just going to have to spend more money than they save buying foreign aircraft to replace the ones they have scrapped.

    False economy is the phrase I would use, what about you ?


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    Re: How to waste money...The Tories.

    Post by Gandhi on Wed 02 Dec 2015, 9:28 am

    Bit rich a Scot wanting to increase the defence budget isnt it?
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    Post by papa_umau on Wed 02 Dec 2015, 10:54 am

    At one point did I say that we should increase the defence budget ?

    All I said was that this wasteful government should just stop scrapping defence weapons only to replace these weapons with much more expensive American ones.

    AND... me being a Scot has nothing whatsoever to do with it.


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    Re: How to waste money...The Tories.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 03 Dec 2015, 2:04 pm

    And now they are throwing a few millions more at a new war in Syria.

    You could just not make it up if you tried.
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    Post by Nuthin fancy on Thu 03 Dec 2015, 8:53 pm

    Hi All,

    Got the jist Paps and you are quite correct. The MOD is one of the most two faced and wastefull department in government. Sod the servicemen, providing the civil sevants are doing Ok, then all is well. They are all at it. but this waste is rife, and the NHS is another prime example.

    However, as Ghandi says ( a little off the topic though ) should Nicola ever get independance for Scotland you will see the same. They cannot help themselves. I fear Scotland will be particularly bad though, as you can expect a massive increse in taxes as the oil revenue falls away and you continue to support a bankrupt EU and allow all the immigrants in.

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    Re: How to waste money...The Tories.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 04 Dec 2015, 11:52 am

    That's certainly a thought Technician, but I don't think that the First Minister of the Scottish government is going to cut her own throat and the throat of the SNP by doing that.

    It was the settled will of the people that elected her and she knows that if the Scots people turn against her we may see a resurgence of the Labour Party up here, to her great loss


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    Re: How to waste money...The Tories.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 11 Dec 2015, 2:18 pm

    I love Britain, but I hate our Government. Really think they have a hidden agenda.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sat 12 Dec 2015, 12:23 pm

    They have more than one "hidden agenda" HG.

    I think we would be terrified if we knew the half of it.


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    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 13 Dec 2015, 12:29 pm

    Agreed. Of course they have more than one hidden agenda, and I really hate the thought of just how many.

    Why I bothered to give them the benefit of the doubt I don't know, maybe I was trying to be kind to them....... I need my head examined!
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    Post by papa_umau on Mon 14 Dec 2015, 11:28 am

    Giving the "benefit of the doubt" is the sign of open-mindedness, and that is a great quality that I strive to maintain.


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