MORE THAN 3000 ARMED FORCES JOBS TO BE AXED – Right now David Cameron will do whatever it takes to avoid any bad press – yes we are just 18 months from a General Election and the picture needs to be rosy.
In the last week we’ve once again been subjected to hot air and rhetoric on how well Britain is doing under the stewardship of the Tory lead Government.
We’ve now had all the plans on how David Cameron and the Conservative Party is going to turn Britain around by reforming the welfare system, forcing a better deal with the European Union and improving the economy by cutting deep into the civil service sector.
One of these plans is now to again cut deep into the number of Armed Service personnel – yes one of the few public service jobs where those employed actually do earn their money; and not much either.
Next year the Government is to axe a further 3,000 personnel from the already weakened Armed Services. For those who are not made redundant it’s likely they will continue fighting the war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq with sub-standard equipment but this time without anyone watching their backs.
Of all the services the Armed Forces is not only one of the most vital it is also the one subjected to the worst levels of pay and equipment provided to get the job done.
Whilst David Cameron will do anything right now to avoid any bad press the British citizen needs to wake up and see the damage he and the rest of the incompetent invertebrates are doing.
Mr. Cameron appears more than content in throwing billions at the EU in order to keep the despot state operational and certainly delighted to throw billions more at other despot countries in order to keep their oppressive regimes in power through foreign aid.
Of course if you want a decent Air Force then have a chat with ‘Call Me Dave’ but you’ll need to be Pakistani for that to come to fruition. Yes Pakistan has a number of brand new fighter jets courtesy of the British taxpayer.
You can paint this picture anyway you like but the truth is that Mr. Cameron couldn’t give a fig about our Armed Services and when he does his meet-‘n’-greet I’m surprised that most of our proud armed service personnel are able to keep their hands off him – a damned good thrashing wouldn’t go amiss and if I had my way I’d drag him and the Defence Minister Philip Hammond in front of a court for treason.
The trouble with Mr. Cameron and Mr. Hammond is that neither understands the realities of conflict or the hardships endured by our troops. Isn’t it about time that it should be a requirement for the Minister of Defence to have actually served in the Armed Forces so that they have a complete understanding of how it works and the hardship our troops have to endure? Is that really too much to ask for?
In 2010, right after being elected, Mr. Cameron announced that he would cut the size of our Armed Forces by 20,000 personnel by 2020 – at this rate he’ll achieve this well before then and the cuts could be far more severe than he originally let on.
It could be suggested that we wouldn’t need much in the way of an Armed Services if we refrained from entering in other countries conflicts. Yes, that’s one argument but what about actually having the ability to protect ourselves and our own interests.
If Argentina ever decided again to invade the Falklands it’s almost a certainty that Britain wouldn’t be able to respond – that’s how much damage this and the previous Labour Government have done.
There are of those naïve enough to think that if we pulled out of Afghanistan and Iraq we could in fact afford to lose a fair number of Armed Service personnel but they never stop to think about protecting Britain’s interests.
Quite frankly if Spain decided to move against Gibraltar today I would question Britain’s ability to even defend such a small conflict and yet the Government feels it’s appropriate to continue cutting into the Armed Services.
Let’s assume we pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan and that we do indeed have peace, do you honestly think that reducing our armed services would be a wise idea? The answer to that is no it wouldn’t be for Britain, like any other nation, must retain a sufficiently sizable force with high-end military capability – it’s called a deterrent.
According to Downing Street sources Mr. Cameron would rather see the numbers of troop fall through natural wastage; that is through retirement or leaving on their own accord. However, military chiefs have pushed the issue so that they can choose who to make redundant and who to keep.
Yes Colonel Ian Brazier who admonished Philip Hammond during his party conference speech was right; Mr. Hammond is a disgrace but he walks firmly hand in hand with Mr. Cameron.
You might dismiss this article as being irrelevant or that you simply do not care but you might want to spare a moment for our armed service personnel for it is these selfless people that put their lives on the line everyday so that you may enjoy your liberty and have the power to vote in the next set of spineless cowards that will no doubt decimate our armed services further – it is nothing less than an act of treason.