Last of the few
Only eight aircraft to defend British skies?
A purist libertarian would argue that the only two requirements of government are the upholding of the law and the defence of it’s people, well recent events have shown that this government is capable of neither.
There have been too many reported incidents of the police taking the law into their own hands and assaulting members of the public, or just plain shooting them dead, and now we learn that should Putin decide to have a war over European energy supplies (as a pretext) then there are only eight RAF Tornados left to defend the realm.
The 43 and 111 squadrons, which were due to stand down in late 2010, could be merged or axed from September although the Ministry of Defence says it has not worked out the full details.
The move will reportedly cut the number of fighter jets on standby to protect Britain from 25 to 12. However, it is said that at all times, four of these will be undergoing maintenance, leaving only eight on standby at any one time.
Labour makes you feel warm and cosy doesn’t it.