The case against spending more on defence
The case against spending more on defence Don’t give more money to this man. Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence In the face of underpayment of staff in UK caring professions, and the destruction of the NHS by not addressing staff shortages, I have been shocked by the way the government is hugely increasing […]
Arms spending 4 – Public service workers Nil
Arms spending 4 – Public service workers Nil Ambulance drivers’, nurses, and other public service workers pay demands are described as “unaffordable”. Yet spending on arms has consistently gone above inflation and even this has been added to. Biggest increase in defence spending for 30 years, way above commitments in the rest of Europe. ● […]
The line Joe Biden is taking towards Israel shames America
The line Joe Biden is taking towards Israel shames America Joe Biden repeatedly states that Israel has the right to self defence, a statement which is literally true but designed to be misleading and is therefore dishonest. In fact the opposite is true. Biden suggests that the aggressor, Israel, is the victim in this Israel/Palestine […]
Are aircraft carriers useful in a war situation? Expert opinion.
Are aircraft carriers useful in a war situation? Expert opinion Aircraft carriers of some of the biggest ships ever built and are therefore very impressive, as well as being extremely expensive to build and operate. Here is expert opinion on the usefulness of aircraft carriers in the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm, 1990-1991. “Little […]
Billions for more weapons – why?
Billions for more weapons – why? More of this? What are the problems that this is a solution to? Britain’s defence budget is is in the wrong hands Britain is planning the largest military spending budget for 30 years. This amounts to a £16.5 billion increase above the Conservative manifesto commitment over four years. (New […]
Rocketing arms spending leaves little for nurses
Rocketing arms spending leaves little for nurses’ pay The UK will have the biggest defence budget in Europe On 19th of November last year the UK government announced the largest military spending budget for 30 years. This amounted to a £16.5 billion increase above the manifesto commitment over four years.On existing forecasts, this is an […]
Starmer joins Tories in wasting billions on shameful Trident nuclear weapons
Today (26 February 2021)the Labour party announced support for the Conservative policy of spending billions on nuclear weapons, the Trident nuclear missile. TRIDENT IS A LONG TERM EXPENSE COSTING BILLIONS FOR DECADES TO COME The country is facing huge economic problems, so why plan to spend billions on an outdated weapon that had its time […]