DISMANTLING THE ARK ROYAL AND DECIMATING HISTORY – Ark Royal, once the pride of the British Navy fleet is now being dismantled where she will be turned into nothing more than tin cans and razor blades; this is the stark reality of recycling and of a Government that cares little about British Forces Heritage, all in the name of cutting costs.
Yes, Britain is having a hard time of it and yes the Government needs to find ways to reduce public spending; but how funny it is that they raise taxation, reduce public services, cut deep into the defence of this country and yet continue to award themselves with vast pay hikes and allow for lavish spending on their expense accounts.
Why couldn’t Ark Royal have been given the dignity she deserved by turning her into a museum and a tourist attraction? If there was no other solution but to scrap her then why wasn’t the contract for doing so awarded to a British firm instead of a scrap yard in Turkey?
We or more is the point our politicians, really do have their priorities arse about face and yet the madness continues.
It’s difficult not to get sentimental over something that has served the British people for so long and during times of conflict kept us safe. Surely Ark Royal deserved something better than being towed off to a foreign scrap yard.
If only I had been one of the world’s billionaires I would have stepped in and saved her from such decimation and at least honoured her dignity.
For me this is nothing less and a decimation of history and the Government, for all its rhetoric of saving public funds, has committed an act of treason. The Government are only too obliging when it comes to funding the corrupt, incompetent and lazy EU MEPs but when it comes to saving part of the British heritage they are so quick to turn their backs.
The message is crystal clear for anyone with a sense of pride in that the Government simply does not care about Britain, its heritage or its people. They want to dismantle the UK and pour it into the smelting pot along with the rest of the EU and which will finally destroy a thousand years of British history and pride.
The act of stripping Ark Royal and melting her down may well go down in history as the moment the British Government finally announced the demise of British Forces History and with the current plans by the Liberal Democrats Britain could well be left at the mercy of any foreign foe.
Do you think Ark Royal should have been scrapped or should it have been retired to a museum for the sake of history? Leave your comments below.