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Friday, September 03, 2010

Defence of the Realm

After nearly four decades of surrendering sovereignty to Brussels, it seems Whitehall is abandoning all pretence of Britain being an independent nation

While British special forces are seen as one of the greatest global assets Britain has to offer and are particularly coveted by the US, they are expensive accounting for an estimated £2 billion out of the £37 billion MoD budget.

However, like the rest of defence the SAS has had to make cuts and getting rid of the “old and the bold” and part of the TA is seen as the best solution.

Under the Strategic Defence and Security Review, under with the Ministry of Defence has to make cuts of between 10 and 20 per cent, the SAS will also lose either 21 SAS or 23 SAS, its two TA battalions who also contribute to the war in Afghanistan.

Is there not a welfare scrounger, or busy body social worker, who could not be dismissed in their stead? This isn't even a butter vs guns decision, its a choice between defence or bread and circuses. 

Posted by Richard Anderson on September 3, 2010 | Permalink


The Brits (sick) don't know what the hell they're doing. "Free Britannia" is now just a song.

Posted by: Agha Ali Arkhan | 2010-09-04 9:11:42 PM

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