In The Army Now

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CB Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Goatboy

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

No remainers  here, because well,  a single EU wide defence force and budget has been part of the long term vision of the EU for some time.  It ultimately, makes a lot of sense unless you are a little englander. Our current Uk defense budget is around 40 bn per year.... if we could half that by having a single EU defence force that our contribution was say 20 bn,  why we could use that extra 20bn per year on the NHS .... an extra 13% would come in handy surely?

 What makes you think the contribution would be lower than current levels of spending on defence??

 It won’t because we will want to maintain an independent force so this will be extra. 

Areola Grandee posted this 2 weeks ago - Last edited 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

No remainers  here, because well,  a single EU wide defence force and budget has been part of the long term vision of the EU for some time.  It ultimately, makes a lot of sense unless you are a little englander. Our current Uk defense budget is around 40 bn per year.... if we could half that by having a single EU defence force that our contribution was say 20 bn,  why we could use that extra 20bn per year on the NHS .... an extra 13% would come in handy surely?

 Who will this force hold fealty to?

 The hardest cunt with the biggest sword

Areola Grandee posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Goatboy

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

No remainers  here, because well,  a single EU wide defence force and budget has been part of the long term vision of the EU for some time.  It ultimately, makes a lot of sense unless you are a little englander. Our current Uk defense budget is around 40 bn per year.... if we could half that by having a single EU defence force that our contribution was say 20 bn,  why we could use that extra 20bn per year on the NHS .... an extra 13% would come in handy surely?

 What makes you think the contribution would be lower than current levels of spending on defence??

 Point being if we were at the heart of the EU with influence, would be to down scale our individual force as we could rely more on pan EU partners in global peace keeping and defence responsibilities and stop bending over backwards to take trumps tiny cock - so scale is what drives down cost. 

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Cobham Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

News just in via the Metro, the Army is 20 years out of date, needs £2bn investment and the best we could hope to do is seize a medium-size market town somewhere in Europe that's accessible.

So that's alright then - best get invading before the pan-Europe force gets going eh?

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PhilippineSaint posted this 2 weeks ago

If The UK gets involved in a European defence pact it will add to the money they spend on Nato and the UN which the last time I looked everybody in Europe was party too (apart from a couple of Eastern European nations ) 

A forth tier of spending on defence as they would still have to man the barricades if the Europeans started to try and cross the channel again.

Why give the defence budget to somebody else when we have had the English Channel for centuries.

spend it on housing the homeless and the elderly.

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pap posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

Originally posted by Goatboy

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

No remainers  here, because well,  a single EU wide defence force and budget has been part of the long term vision of the EU for some time.  It ultimately, makes a lot of sense unless you are a little englander. Our current Uk defense budget is around 40 bn per year.... if we could half that by having a single EU defence force that our contribution was say 20 bn,  why we could use that extra 20bn per year on the NHS .... an extra 13% would come in handy surely?

 What makes you think the contribution would be lower than current levels of spending on defence??

 Point being if we were at the heart of the EU with influence, would be to down scale our individual force as we could rely more on pan EU partners in global peace keeping and defence responsibilities and stop bending over backwards to take trumps tiny cock - so scale is what drives down cost. 

The point is that the country at the heart of the EU, with influence, is Germany.

No problem for Vichy Englanders like yourself.

Areola Grandee posted this 2 weeks ago - Last edited 2 weeks ago

lou_lol Vichy Englander should be on the Comedy Genius thread..... or maybe not...lou_lol

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pap posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

lou_lol Vichy Englander should be on the Comedy Genius thread..... or maybe not...lou_lol

 Raise your left arm the next time you want to speak.

Bathsaint posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

lou_lol Vichy Englander should be on the Comedy Genius thread..... or maybe not...lou_lol

 Raise your left arm the next time you want to speak.

 Ha, says Nige's ally. lou_eyessky

Bathsaint posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

News just in via the Metro, the Army is 20 years out of date, needs £2bn investment and the best we could hope to do is seize a medium-size market town somewhere in Europe that's accessible.

So that's alright then - best get invading before the pan-Europe force gets going eh?

 Yep, good old Blighty, standing on its own in a globalised world. Look, we've got two massive aircraft carriers. We can't afford the planes to go on them and don't have enough destroyers or frigates to defend them, bhut let's not mention that. 

British forces no longer fit for purpose, former UK service chiefs warn

Its Dad's Army all over - isolationism and thinly veiled xenophobia. This picture couldn't be a better summing up of Brexit...

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pap posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Bathsaint

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

lou_lol Vichy Englander should be on the Comedy Genius thread..... or maybe not...lou_lol

 Raise your left arm the next time you want to speak.

 Ha, says Nige's ally. lou_eyessky

 Two can play that game, Blair babe.

CB Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

Name calling???? Seriously????

You bunch of fucking helmets.

pap posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by CB Saint

Name calling???? Seriously????

You bunch of fucking helmets.

 It's easily done, it would seem lou_wink2

Bathsaint posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by CB Saint

Name calling???? Seriously????

You bunch of fucking helmets.

 It's easily done, it would seem lou_wink2

 So it would seem, eh? 

BTripz posted this 2 weeks ago

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

lou_lol Vichy Englander should be on the Comedy Genius thread..... or maybe not...lou_lol

 Maybe you could use it on the Liverpool match day thread........that you have yet to start lou_flirt

Goatboy posted this 2 weeks ago

Back on topic.

Presumably this will mean that the eu as a whole will be required to commit 2% of GDP to NATO.

What are the implications of that?

Who are the likely winners and losers?