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    Destroy new spy planes and buy American ones.

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    Destroy new spy planes and buy American ones.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 11:41 am

    In 2011 our Tory government, in it's wisdom, destroyed a whole fleet of new Nimrod spy planes at a loss of £4 billion



    BBC news from that time:

    "One of the very first cuts Prime Minister David Cameron announced in October's Strategic Defence Review was to terminate the construction of nine Nimrod MRA4 reconnaissance aircraft and scrap all of the other ones on active service".




    NOW, here in 2015:

    Spies in the skies:

    RAF buy nine - £250m each - American spy planes, ( £2.25 billion ), that can hack terrorists' mobile phone calls and emails

    THE Boeing P-8 Poseidon can also track enemy movements, direct the UK’s fighter jet response and carry a lethal ­battery of missiles, ­torpedoes, bombs, depth charges and mines.

    Get the full story from The Daily Record HERE




    Do any of you see the mistake here ?

    Just four years ago our £4billion fleet of brand new Nimrod spy planes were destroyed and here we are now throwing a further £2.25 billion of taxpayers money buying AMERICAN planes to carry out the same duties as the Nimrods were designed for.

    Is this a stupid or a crazy or even a short sighted thing to do with public money ?

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    Re: Destroy new spy planes and buy American ones.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 12:14 pm

    That, to me, is totally ridiculous after this mob hammering the sick, the disabled and the poor in their austerity programmes for so long.

    What they want in the Chancellors job is a woman and then they would know how to save money. Twisted Evil
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    Re: Destroy new spy planes and buy American ones.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 12:17 pm

    British Government going for short term savings again.
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    Re: Destroy new spy planes and buy American ones.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 1:41 pm

    Sadly HG, I do not see ANY savings in practices like this.

    My old Irish granny would have called it "throwing good money after bad".


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