Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

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Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

Post by Rick Rather » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:11 am

Diamond Jubilee: The Queen no longer rules the waves - Telegraph

Do they think that there are no longer threats to their overseas possessions or trade routes?
Do they assume the Yanks will cover any contingency?
Or do they just not care any more?
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Re: Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

Post by RF » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:21 am

Basically the last two.

It isn't the Queens' fault. Britains political leaders no longer truly regard Britain as an independent country, but as part of the European Union. As such baling out the Euro and bankrolling the European Union is much more important than defence, which is tied to NATO and the EU foreign and defence policies.
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Re: Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

Post by tommy303 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:32 pm

Quite a shame when one thinks that for a century or more, the Royal Navy set the standard by which other powers compared theirs.

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Re: Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

Post by richtea » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:15 pm

Ever since the Second World War, governments have cut back our armed forces and now we are at the stage where the Navy don't have enough ships to put on a decent regatta.
Our Army after the latest round of cuts will have a strength of approx. 82,000 men/women,
that is not even enough personnel for a Corps.
( There used to be 3 Corps in an Army )
I despair.
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Re: Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

Post by RF » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:58 am

Voters in Britain do have the power COLLECTIVELY to stop this trend by kicking out the current crop of traiterous politicians and electing new politicians by voting for other political parties. I already do - but then that is just one vote. And over 40% of the electorate in Britain doesn't vote in any election.......
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Re: Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

Post by Rick Rather » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:40 pm

40%?! Looxury! :wink:

Over here it's tough to get half of the voting-age public out for a presidential election. Mid-terms get maybe half that, and local elections may bring out 10%. That's how we wind-up with these crea-tards getting medieval on our schools' science books. I'll say this for fundamentalist troglodytes: They are politically organized. They don't ask people to think - just vote.
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Re: Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

Post by tommy303 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:56 pm

Our Army after the latest round of cuts will have a strength of approx. 82,000 men
.

That is an interesting step backwards. That would mean the British Army is being reduced in size to about what it was in 1775.

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Re: Royal Navy - The Final Insult?

Post by Dave242 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:25 pm

RF wrote:Voters in Britain do have the power COLLECTIVELY to stop this trend by kicking out the current crop of traiterous politicians and electing new politicians by voting for other political parties.
Yes they do, but as we see today they would rather vote for a party who will give them the most bribes. Unfortunately defence of the realm is not on most peoples minds today. Rather whats in it for me, or should i say my pockets.

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