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Trident Delays

Well; http://www.nao.org.uk/publications/0910/mod_major_projects_report_2009.aspx
The 2009 Report

To address the deficit the Ministry of Defence has reduced equipment numbers being bought on some projects and taken short-term decisions to slip other projects. This short-term approach to savings will lead to long-term cost increases. In 2008-09, costs on the 15 major defence projects examined by the NAO increased by £1.2 billion, with two thirds of this increase (£733 million) directly due to the decision to slow projects. Attempting to save money in this way does not address the fundamental affordability problems, increases through-life costs and represents poor value for money on the specific projects affected.
 

w.anchor

War Hero
Errrrr 5 years thats just about enough time to slope it off until after next general election.Then blame it all on the other lot that replaces you if it all goes tits up.Standard NATO procedure for those that would lead us. :wink:
 

broadside

War Hero
w.anchor said:
Errrrr 5 years thats just about enough time to slope it off until after next general election.Then blame it all on the other lot that replaces you if it all goes tits up.Standard NATO procedure for those that would lead us. :wink:

And pretty much what the last lot did by not having an SDSR for 12 years and also committing UK plc to a spending plan that was unsustainable.

Anyone for tennis? Deuce!
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Cost arguments apart, what is most important is where this leaves the first patrol for the new boats (after all the usual building delays that stretch out whatever date is first announced), and whether the last Vs can cope so long. As it is the plan for the new boats will have to be synched with whatever will be happening in the world of missile development.
 

w.anchor

War Hero
broadside said:
w.anchor said:
Errrrr 5 years thats just about enough time to slope it off until after next general election.Then blame it all on the other lot that replaces you if it all goes tits up.Standard NATO procedure for those that would lead us. :wink:

And pretty much what the last lot did by not having an SDSR for 12 years and also committing UK plc to a spending plan that was unsustainable.

Anyone for tennis? Deuce!
Nice one BS I see you appreciate duplicity in all it's mired forms.My service if you please.
Question. If Labour's spending was so wildly out of control,why did the Tories promise to match Labours spending plans,pound for pound,all the way until November 2008? expecting top spin :lol:
 

broadside

War Hero
w.anchor said:
broadside said:
w.anchor said:
Errrrr 5 years thats just about enough time to slope it off until after next general election.Then blame it all on the other lot that replaces you if it all goes tits up.Standard NATO procedure for those that would lead us. :wink:

And pretty much what the last lot did by not having an SDSR for 12 years and also committing UK plc to a spending plan that was unsustainable.

Anyone for tennis? Deuce!
Nice one BS I see you appreciate duplicity in all it's mired forms.My service if you please.
Question. If Labour's spending was so wildly out of control,why did the Tories promise to match Labours spending plans,pound for pound,all the way until November 2008? expecting top spin :lol:

Politics is a dirty and underhand game, best left to rogues and scoundrels (of whatever political hue)
 

w.anchor

War Hero
We agree once more
One more ball before I have a cup of tea.Not a peep from Osborne or Camerplonker about the banking crisis until after the crash only Vince Cable's voice was heard.Surely the trick is to try at least to close the stable door before the horse legs it.
 
w.anchor . I'm not making excuses for the unctious bugger but perhaps he was being careful not to trigger the avalanche? When a company is close to bankruptcy, a big hint from an "insider" can set off the event everyone may be trying to avoid.
 

w.anchor

War Hero
Right so that's OK then but why did it take them 13 years and a crash to get around to stepping up to the plate?
Amended to add you could also extend that logic to Broon,but some how it just don't stack up do it :eek:ccasion7:
 
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