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Defense spending increased 'significantly' among NATO allies

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by BMD, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/824...-Lawson-EU-BBC
    UK to get £10billion yearly bonus if Brexit negotiators aren't 'foolish' says Lord Lawson

    LORD LAWSON claimed the UK will be £10billion-a-year better off after it has fully cut ties with the European Union.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...ain-better-off-without-no-deal-EU-Theresa-May

    BREXIT BOOST: Britain would be '£156 billion a year better off WITHOUT a deal with EU'
    NEW analysis has revealed that Britain would be better off by £156 billion a year by simply walking away from the EU without a deal.
     
  2. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    :biggthumpup: That's the point!!! Nobody wanted it and if there is a new discussion about a reduction, it will be UK's seat that it on the line and not the French, that will be backed by the EU.
     
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    sunstersun Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Nah, the EF, NH90 and A400m are absolute disasters.

    a400m has actually had orders cut from the original orders 15 years ago.
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Her Majesty's armed forces are being cut to the bone,the British army faces severe cuts and it is struggling to to recruit enough soldiers to keep its numbers at the sanctionned strenght. They could hardly deploy more than a brigade in an operation.
    Similar problems are being faced by the Royal Navy and Air Force. The Navy doesn't even have enough personnels and specialists that it had to borrow some from the US,Canada and even France. Royal Marines are loosing personnels so that enough personnels can fill the shiny Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier.

    I would say that the UK could save the face if it had a fully independent nuclear deterrant. But it isn't in the big league. (of countries having a fully independant nuclear deterrant.)
     
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    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The UK is leaving the EU though, so the EU will be naturally reduced to one seat.
     
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    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Not this shit again. It is a fully independent nuclear deterrent. Funding fell last year because the following years will involve very large spending as F-35s are introduced. Meanwhile France has fewer destroyers, frigates and subs than the UK, and will soon have less carriers too, along with an out-of-date air force consisting of a mix of 4th and 3rd gen jets.
     

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