Two aircraft carriers which will never carry jets.
2017 (HMS Queen Elizabeth) 2020 (HMS Prince of Wales) costing a total of £6.2 Billion.
Only hang on a bit, they need their own docks as they are so big. So we’ll add to that another forecasted figure of a billion to ‘park’ them in various places but that includes the various systems to support them.
BUT it doesn’t stop there.
£3.7 billion contract was signed recently to build the first three warships in the new eight-strong fleet of City class Type 26 frigates. Are these going to fail like the other lot? Sea water that as too hot ring a bell?
Darn it, I forgot Trident, that’s another estimated £30 billion with £10 billion laid aside as a ‘just in case’ the prices rockets fund. Cheap as chips eh?
A losers weapon is Trident. It ensures only one thing.
Launch and everyone loses because of MAD (mutually assured destruction) aka TEOTWAWKI.
Approximately £50 billion will spent on capital projects PLUS buying a heap of useless F35 aircraft for many 100’s of millions on each one, all proving more unreliable than the Typhoon (which also spends a lot on time on axle stands)!
TPTB preferring to spend billions on large targets for the enemy to aim at.
Hell the enemy won’t even need precision guidance on something 280 x 70 meters!
It’s like Monopoly money to them politicians.
Some sort of supreme sick joke or game.
Only they just don’t get it do they. It’s boots that defend a country .
Grunts, personnel, blood and guts. They are needed to man their latest ‘BOYZ’ TOYS.
What TPTB are choosing to ignore is forces personnel are rushing to leave, to quit.
The reasons are many but the corrosive SDR, possible redundancy, no employer loyalty, poor care, bad accommodation for the guys and girls (let alone their families), crap ‘cheapest contract’ food, worn out ‘tools’ and lack of equipment, over deployment, poor pay, and being accused of crimes they didn’t commit, have sapped moral to crisis levels.
Thus the wise are leaving for better money with more job security, before they are pushed out or even jailed.
Anyway soon enough I can see being a member of the forces declared an outcast profession again. I foresee conscription coming back in an attempt to maintain numbers. Pressed men and women. That and criminals given the time old choice of jail or serving in the forces. Really works does that concept (NOT!).
Austerity, political correctness, multiculturalism, religious, gender, and racial tolerance, really sh1tty political leadership, and old world thinking that “battleship diplomacy” will save the us from destruction is going to kill us all.