£3.8bn carriers contract on hold until after polls

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.
 

dublinclontarf

Badgeman
Handler said:
But the Royal Navy will then...
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
 
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.
 

gollyman

Badgeman
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...
 
Maxi_77 said:
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.
Smacks of desperate bullying, doesn't it. :evil:
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
dublinclontarf said:
Is it likely that in a few year's well only end up with a few subs, HMS Ocean and six Type 45's?
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
 
Lamri said:
Maxi_77 said:
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.
Smacks of desperate bullying, doesn't it. :evil:
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
 

geoffg

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

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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chockhead819 said:
Obviosly you haven't seen the welding on her! it looks like a visually impaired, alcohol dependant person.
Oh, that's right- start having a go at me, why don't you...
 

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