higthepig said:With the manpower cuts, who is going to man them?
slim said:Basically we have enough service personnel. The problem is that they are spread too thinly around. Stupid government decisions are costing lives. Its peace time supposedly. Why cant we realise that the UK is no longer the worlds policeman and decided to take care of our own country/ borders. We would then have sufficient manpower.
I'm with Fido on this one we need to start covering our countries own back and not those of countries who no longer wish to have anything to do with us. The goverment is giving it's citizen's and, us it's protectors of Democracy, two fat fingers, and they ain't Kit-Kat Chunky'sfido said:Pierre_Argh said:
Pierre, at the risk of offending you (God forbid), whether or not we are a permanent member of the UN Security Council is, dare I say, now a moot point. We've moved on since 1945 and no longer have the political or financial clout to influence world affairs despite what Tony the Freeloader would have us believe. From my perspective, we can no longer afford to pretend that we are a major player on the world stage and would be better placed in providing an advisory role to to those that are rather than putting our hard pressed and under funded sailors, soldiers and airmen into the front line to be killed in support of the interest of some other nation. Let us not forget that our taxes are providing asylum and financial benefit for many who profess to be our enemies to the detriment of our people in the field who are attempting to stabilise their regimes. We need to get some balance here.