Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Military Aviation
Reload this Page >

Jeremy Hunt: I would spend 15bn more on defence

Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

Jeremy Hunt: I would spend 15bn more on defence

Old 25th Jun 2019, 08:36
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Quite near 'An aerodrome somewhere in England'
Posts: 25,470
Jeremy Hunt: I would spend 15bn more on defence

From the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48752226

If asked for a comment, Boris Johnson would probably reply "Err...err...buller buller buller. Err...what's defence and what's in it for Boris?"
BEagle is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 08:45
  #2 (permalink)  
Ecce Homo! Loquitur...
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Peripatetic
Posts: 10,046
Election promises to a constituency he knows are in favour of defence spending.

I don’t believe it any more than I believe Boris’ promise of changing the upper tax threshold aimed at the same people.

Verbal contracts not worth, as the saying goes, the paper they’re printed on.
ORAC is online now  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 10:08
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: London/Oxford/New York
Posts: 2,176
To be fair to him he has been consistent on this from before the start of the leadership bid campaign.
pr00ne is online now  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 10:52
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SW England
Age: 72
Posts: 3,754
At least he mentions defence. With most it's the usual litany of health, education, health,education, with occasional mention of the police.
Tankertrashnav is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 12:28
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Darkest Surrey
Posts: 5,989
Basically - I need a war to prove myself just like Call Me Dave did in Libya. It doesn't matter how many people die as long as it shows me up.
racedo is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 12:31
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: France
Age: 75
Posts: 6,354
Well, that would help clear the deficit on the defence account......
Wander00 is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 13:24
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Yorkshire
Age: 56
Posts: 47
To be fair, Hunt did procure similar additional structured funding in the NHS albeit balanced against targets being achieved and reforms. Trouble is that with the shrinking of the Forces, there are fewer economies to be made.
lightbluefootprint is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 14:21
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The back of beyond
Posts: 1,610
With most it's the usual litany of health, education, health,education, with occasional mention of the police.
Damn those peaceniks, and their "health, education, health,education, with occasional mention of the police"!!
melmothtw is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 14:25
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The back of beyond
Posts: 1,610
I need a war to prove myself just like Call Me Dave did in Libya. It doesn't matter how many people die as long as it shows me up
No fan of Cameron (given Brexit, am NO fan!), but he didn't go looking for a war in Libya. The UK, France and the US intervened to prevent a bloodbath in Benghazi. They/we got the job done with the minimum of casualties, and oversaw the establishment of a democratic government that functioned for close to 6 months. That the course of the country has not proceeded as well as might have been hoped since then is regrettable, but the Libyans themselves bear much of the responsibility for that.
melmothtw is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 14:32
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: by the seaside
Age: 70
Posts: 828
Libya

You obviously didnt know of the conversations between Sarko and the yanks re stealing the gold and silver that had just been moved from Tripoli..of course it involved B.Lair and the french backing up the US in north africa..democracy..nothing to do with it.
blind pew is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 14:39
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The back of beyond
Posts: 1,610
Send me the minutes of those conversations please, blind_pew. Would love to read them.
melmothtw is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 15:34
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Darkest Surrey
Posts: 5,989
Originally Posted by melmothtw View Post
No fan of Cameron (given Brexit, am NO fan!), but he didn't go looking for a war in Libya. The UK, France and the US intervened to prevent a bloodbath in Benghazi. They/we got the job done with the minimum of casualties, and oversaw the establishment of a democratic government that functioned for close to 6 months. That the course of the country has not proceeded as well as might have been hoped since then is regrettable, but the Libyans themselves bear much of the responsibility for that.
BS................. So where is all the money that UK sequestrated from Libyan sovreign account ? Oh yeah it is resting in British Government accounts.

There was no bloodbath planned but hey its up there with WMD's in Iraq.

Uk helped the introduction of open air slave markets, mass killings and robbery, because Libya requested the Oil companies paid a couple of billion more from their super profits with oil at $100 barrel and Sarkozy was warned that the millions he got from Libya for his election campaign would be publicised.

Libya functioned as a country before UK/France supported Islamic fundamentalists in their takeover of the country. No surprise that it was benghazi area that were supplying Fundies into Iraq to attack British and US Forces, soon as they went home they became UK/US friends to overthrow Gadaffi and destroy Libya. Really worked very well didn't it.

racedo is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 16:06
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The back of beyond
Posts: 1,610
BS indeed racedo. Never anything to say about Putin or his ilk. Stop The War? Stop The West, more like.
melmothtw is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 19:34
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Midlands
Posts: 113
I find it difficult to take the word of a man seriously when he can't fit his own toupee properly.
Planet Basher is online now  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 22:40
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Age: 50
Posts: 1,336
Easy to promise things when you're in oppisition.
Tashengurt is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 23:34
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 282
Just to lower the tone a bit , hoping Hunt gets the nod and Penny Mordaunt stays in post . She's a smart lady , and besides, something about (milf) comes to mind....
God forbid GW (BoJo supporter) returns to the post to torment us .
Phantom Driver is offline  
Old 26th Jun 2019, 00:34
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Dundee
Posts: 1
Sure he will.


Right up to the moment he follows mother may to Brussels.

PS Boris is a clown.

TBP for change.
weemonkey is offline  
Old 26th Jun 2019, 00:35
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SW England
Age: 72
Posts: 3,754
Damn those peaceniks, and their "health, education, health,education, with occasional mention of the police"!!
Well I'd call myself a peacenik, one who believes that strong defences make for peace. As Teddy Roosevelt said "speak softly and carry a big stick". A pity some of his successors forgot the "speak softly" bit. Defence of the realm is the first duty of governent. Most administrations would say they agree with that but how many do any more than pay lip service to the sentiment
Tankertrashnav is offline  
Old 26th Jun 2019, 20:03
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Longton, Lancs, UK
Age: 75
Posts: 1,502
Gets my vote. Oops - I don't have one.
jindabyne is offline  
Old 26th Jun 2019, 23:17
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Darkest Surrey
Posts: 5,989
Originally Posted by melmothtw View Post
BS indeed racedo. Never anything to say about Putin or his ilk. Stop The War? Stop The West, more like.
Happily marched in Stop the War in Lodnon in 2003, Corbyn did as well. Who was right Stop the war or those in favour of it?

Love how the Torys abuse Blair because he started the war and abuse Corbyn because he was against it.

Who invades and destroys other countrys and then claim doing it for democracy ?
racedo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.