£3.8bn carriers contract on hold until after polls

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  1. dublinclontarf

    dublinclontarf New member

  2. Handler

    Handler War Hero

    But the Royal Navy will then face the mothballing of two Type 42 destroyers and four Type 22 frigates to help save a £250m overrun in fuel, maintenance and other costs.
  3. dublinclontarf

    dublinclontarf New member

    I'm sorry did my previous post sound hopeful?

    The tone that I was trying to hit was "ooh look they're pushing it until after the election, we'll never see them now" 8O
  4. dondon

    dondon New member

    Never thought we would see them anyway ,
  5. RoofRat

    RoofRat New member

    Now there's a surprise............................... :roll:
  6. Maxi_77

    Maxi_77 War Hero

    Tone has stopped trying to persuade us not to vote SNP and is now showing us the big sticks he will use if we do. Any one notice the leak at the weekend about closing Faslane.
  7. gollyman

    gollyman New member

    Lets face it, in 10 years time we'll be nothing more than a coastal defence force. Not that we can defend our coast because half our systems are under funded or incapable. And if we want to use them we'll have to ask permission from the EU.
    Anyway, if Brown gets in we'll be nothing more than Dad's Army, he hates the armed forces.
    Maybe I'm just bitter...
  8. Lamri

    Lamri New member

    Smacks of desperate bullying, doesn't it. :evil:
  9. dublinclontarf

    dublinclontarf New member

    Is it likely that in a few year's well only end up with a few subs, HMS Ocean and six Type 45's?
  10. Oil_Slick

    Oil_Slick New member

    Ocean is knackered and will need replacing sooner rather than later, subs are new build and can be used to blow things up in Neue Arbiets 'Great War on Terror' so they should be OK for funding, six T45's? Pfft!!! Only 4 have been fully funded so far, there is a rumour doing the rounds that the Saudis have been asked if they are interested in buying hulls 5 & 6 off BAE
  11. Maxi_77

    Maxi_77 War Hero

    The TV shots of Tone on his last forray north of the border made him look more than desperate. Irealy think that from the NuLabor point of view they would have been a lot better of if he had gone last Autumn after the conference, but few politicos really know when to bow out gracefully
  12. geoffg

    geoffg Badgeman

    I think I'll vote SNP. Nobody trusts labour now do they and Lib Dem are an anti 4x4 joke
    geoff(ers) :?
  13. Maxi_77

    Maxi_77 War Hero

    Yes I had the LD for my local council seat trying to get my support on the phone last night, that helped me discout one party any way.

    I was thinking of using my second vote for the pensioners party, getting near retirement it is perhaps time toenhance the grey vote.
  14. OSLO

    OSLO New member

    I missed the Faslane leak. Is there a link to it anywhere?
  15. Maxi_77

    Maxi_77 War Hero

    I think the Beeb reported it was in the Herald but my info was from either TV or Radio news.
  16. OSLO

    OSLO New member

  17. dublinclontarf

    dublinclontarf New member

    What do ya mean Ocean's knackered? She's only a few bloody years old an hasn't done anything yet!
  18. chockhead819

    chockhead819 War Hero

    Obviosly you haven't seen the welding on her! it looks like a visually impaired, alcohol dependant person.
  19. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Oh, that's right- start having a go at me, why don't you...
  20. Potential_Officer

    Potential_Officer New member

    Oh so that's what they mean by built to commercial standards!

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