Friday, July 23, 2010

Britain no longer has the cash to defend itself from every threat, says Defence Secretary

"In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Dr Fox said the dire state of the public finances meant the Armed Forces could no longer be equipped to cover every conceivable danger.

Since the Second World War, the nation has maintained a force that can conduct all-out warfare, counter-insurgencies such as in Afghanistan or medium scale campaigns like the Falklands or Sierra Leone.

But Dr Fox has given the strongest signal yet that it will have to give up one or more of these capabilities, which have been maintained at the same time as contributing to collective security pacts such as Nato. “We don’t have the money as a country to protect ourselves against every potential future threat,” he said. “We just don’t have it.”

So, the Greenham Wimin have got their way in the end. The Toys will be taken from the Boys (and Girls) on the grounds that they are too expensive.

As Margaret Thatcher once said "Socialists will spend other people's money on pursuing their dreams until there is none left". That is what has happened here. New Labour has left the country so bankrupt that it cannot even defend itself.

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