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Salisbury Fox

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  1. Salisbury Fox

    What's in the news?

    I thought Bruce was a breath of fresh air for a programme that has been stale for sometime. I am assuming that she is getting a hard time for not letting Diane Abbott get away with talking rubbish? Let's face it, someone has to. Can't blame Bruce for Labour letting her have so much airtime.
  2. Salisbury Fox

    What's in the news?

    As a remainder I am not going to refute any of your points about what a no deal would entail. What I would say is that simply saying no deal is better than a bad deal and not showing any preparation would fool no one and it clearly hasn't.
  3. Salisbury Fox

    What's in the news?

    To be fair we haven't threatened no deal as clearly we have not prepared for it.
  4. Salisbury Fox

    What's in the news?

    Whilst I agree with the sentiment, I really don't see how us showing some integrity will stop the weapons coming from an alternative state. I just can't see how letting a possible nefarious state to fill the void would be in anyone's interest, and sadly let's be honest, someone will definitely fill the void. At least by providing these weapons it does allow us to exert some influence over their use, albeit I accept that this might be limited as seen in Yemen. Like it or not it also enhances our reputation with some of these leaders which can be used to influence improvements in areas of their domestic policy that are non-defence related too. I accept that it might be unpalatable to many people within the countries that these weapons are being purchased and may harm our reputation with them accordingly, but they are not the ones that hold the power. just my take on it.
  5. Salisbury Fox

    What's in the news?

    It's ok, Jezza said he would sort it!
  6. Salisbury Fox

    What's in the news?

    I would guess that there will a large number of logistics personnel provided to try to minimise the distruption to key aspects of goods flow i.e perishable foods and fuels etc. Given the timeframe I would bet that most of the troops would be used as manpower substitution to release police officers from static guard sites to support public order. This is something that the military are already trained for.
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    What's in the news?

    I can only imagine that the costs involved in removing so many people would prove prohibitive. Whilst it is easy to say that the Government should have done more (and they should have), the numbers involved coupled with the inherent distrust of any Identity scheme would make it very difficult. Personally I have no problem with the free movement of labour, but the free movement of people is fundamentally flawed as the systems are not in place to enforce it.
  8. Salisbury Fox

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    So do I, but unfortunately I can't see anything changing soon given the planet's diminishing resources, population increases, unpredictable extreme weather and the number of despotic regimes around the world. We need a new planet to mess up quick
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    As you point out the covenant has to exist if we are to have a military from a moral point of view. Given that there will always be despots and regimes that will not mind doing us harm either directly or indirectly, no amount of disarmament by us is ever going to change that.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    It is politicians that direct the military to be used and it is those same politicians that many will have voted for. I suppose that this is where these students cannot be blamed as most will not have voted for a party that sent troops into war. It is sad that people do not really understand the military covenant that needs to be in place. If the military are ever going to be placed in harms way then there has to be an assurance that if injured or killed then these people and their families should be looked after. I believe that this extends to having a day of remembrance for those fallen out of respect if nothing else. I don't get outraged by this nonsense to be honest, but it is indicative of the loosening of the links with the military which has taken a knock due to falling numbers and what are perceived to be 'unjust' wars. I do however believe that we live in a potentially far more dangerous time in which a strong military is required, which makes the degradation of our capabilities more concerning.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    And not a Palestinian flag in sight, the horror
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    But you haven't really posted any of Diane's achievements yourself. All you have presented is something that was probably written by Jeremy. I do agree with the sentiment that people should not get personal with MPs, but come on, this must apply to all and not just those on your side.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Yep, illegal too as it would come under secondary action: https://www.gov.uk/industrial-action-strikes
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Not quite, if there are signicantly more people using the service (which we should be able to agree that there has been a signicant population increase) then clearly the costs are going to be exponentially increased too. That and the crossrail, HS2 costs being factored in make it an unfair comparison.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    So by definition it will cost more
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