Monday, 21 December 2009
Labour Lies and Spin
Well it transpires that our leader and Mr 21 out of 23 Bob Ainsworth have within a week of the historic visit to the troops and the general rehashing of the defence budget been proven to be lying once again.
I a nutshell...........the announcement was made on defence spending.
I blogged here and here on the subject.
I felt the announcement was weak...............VERY WEAK.
Much hype was made of the fact 22 Chinooks where to be purchased.
But...........Never in modern history, has the Government raided the budget of the Ministry of Defence to fund a continuing military operation".
And had Gordon Brown as chancellor not shown complete contempt for our armed forces this decision would not have been necessary if he had not, against all advice, cut £1.4bn from the helicopter programme in 2004.
In excess of 100 servicemen have been lost this year alone primarily due to road side IED's. Another died over the weekend. Fatalities to IED's are preventable on choppers. Total losses stand at 240.
So basically delivery 2013 meaning on average another 300 people may die before the first Chinook even turns a blade. Estimate about 600 deaths.
But that is not the truth..............please see here.
And I quote" As part of a significant re-balancing of Britain’s immediate-term defense spending, Gordon Brown’s Labour Party government plans to buy 10 new CH-47 Chinook helicopters for delivery in 2012-2013, with the intent to buy another 12 Chinooks later. The RAF’s Chinook fleet would increase in size from 48 – 70 airframes, including 8 “Mk3 Chinooks” will finally enter service after a costly and controversial program, plus purchased replacements for 2 Chinooks destroyed during operations."
STOP.............F*****g do what, only 10 with an option on another 12. That is where the 22 figure came from.................an option!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Still I suppose a shitty written letter and a stamp is cheaper than a chopper isn't it Gordon.
But you must be happy as long as you have the troops there.............you can kiss ass to the Americans and help then get the oil line out to the Caspian Sea.
Merry F******g Christams !!