Telegraph: "We’re Fighting Bean Counters Now, Says Man Who Helped Beat Nazis"

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"As Field Marshal the Lord Bramall approaches his 90th birthday, his main concern is that Britain’s military could be facing defeat at the hands of Ministry of Defence bean counters."

"For a start, the Royal Navy does not have enough surface ships to carry out the everyday duties of projecting influence, tackling piracy and all the other things they have to do all over the world,” he says."

We’re fighting bean counters now, says man who helped beat Nazis - Telegraph
 
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tomcat24

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"As Field Marshal the Lord Bramall approaches his 90th birthday, his main concern is that Britain’s military could be facing defeat at the hands of Ministry of Defence bean counters."

"For a start, the Royal Navy does not have enough surface ships to carry out the everyday duties of projecting influence, tackling piracy and all the other things they have to do all over the world,” he says."

We’re fighting bean counters now, says man who helped beat Nazis - Telegraph
times have changed. Yes not enough but defence is not solely via military means
 
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Actually, increasing the Budget by 0.5% of our GDP would make a significant difference with a near bugger all impact on the defecit. The ever wanted and much loved Welfare and Health would probably need a hit, though.
 

tomcat24

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If there's an actual conflict yes 0.5% might be fine. But as much as we don't want to hear it, the national debt will have to increase if that happens.
 
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If there's an actual conflict yes 0.5% might be fine. But as much as we don't want to hear it, the national debt will have to increase if that happens.

Thin Pinstriped Line: Falling down the Rankings? Thoughts on the UK National Defence Association report.
Interestingly, the thread you cite contains the following comment by the blogger, a respected contributor to this forum too:

Sir Humphrey6 October 2013 17:11
Jeneral 28 - I rarely take an intervention in the comments, but your posts this afternoon contained language that was completely unacceptable and was not appropriate for this site.
Further use of such language in any future comments will see you permanently banned from here.
In view of the following, this is more than coincidence and I'm sure the Mods will take note that the puerile 'Jeneral28' and 'tomcat24' are one and the same.

I can tell you the same thing. Dunk you (sic) head first. Thank you.
Tomcat - you are a new arrival (am guessing you are a sockpuppet of Jeneral28 ) and you clearly have yet to learn how to play here...
 

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