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UK defense budget cuts becomes a major debate even for the ruling coalition

Thursday, March 7th 2013 - 22:10 UTC
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UK Defense budget cuts are rapidly becoming a controversial issue even among members of the current ruling coalition. An article from The Telegraph by Deputy Political Editor James Kirkup points out to reactions from the Commons Defense Committee to further pruning defense which would force Britain to break its promises to the NATO alliance and put the Special Relationship with the US at risk. Read full article

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  • Raven

    Special Relationship?

    Who's fooling who?

    It seems more going West in terms of 'intelligence' and all that regarding infrastructure that the US has on UK soil.

    RAF Menwith Hill is still a strong pointer to that...

    Mar 07th, 2013 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    Philip Hammond should choke.......... “Gaurdians of the armed forces” in fact the whole coalition should choke on those words...

    I can imagine Major General Sir Percy Hobart turning in his grave to hear about the betrayal of his beloved 7th Armoured ( Division ) Brigade.

    North Korea threatening a Nuclear Strike against America

    Japan / Vietnam / China about to rumble in the south China sea

    Argentina being..... well...... Argentina

    Syria kidnapping UN peace keepers.

    The French battling in Mali

    Spain being a pain in the a**e

    and we are cutting back on our defense spending............ wooohoooo!!!!! YEAH!!!!!

    With Came-moron and his little b*tch Nick Clegg in charge, I feel safer already.

    Mar 08th, 2013 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Like you say,
    The world on the brink,
    And Cameron think overseas aid of 12 billion is more important,

    And if North Korea just decides to slip south,
    Who will we send?
    What will we send?
    How many will we send?

    One things for sure,
    No fxcking politician will go.

    Mar 08th, 2013 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    It's not just defence, the police are practically on their knees with the cuts too and next year we are about to receive thousands of new Romanian criminals onto our streets, who will be expected to police them?. I personally don't give a shit about the special relationship with the US, it's a totally one sided friendship, they suit themselves and they always will.

    Mar 08th, 2013 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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