The Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, has said that will resist further cuts to the armed forces and any more cuts should come from the welfare budget to protect the armed forces. Hammond said the first priority for any government should be defending the country.
I'm sure all the bleeding hearts liberals and tree huggers will be up in arms, bleating about how it is wrong to spend more money on bombs and less for people who already can't afford to heat their homes or feed their families but they will be completely, and utterly wrong because as Dwight D. Eisenhower almost said, 'every hungry person that is fed, every cold person that is clothed signifies, in the final sense, a theft from every fighter-bomber without a munition to drop, every destroyer without a Cruise missile to aim'.
What these pacifists and anti-war demonstrators don't understand is that maintaining the capability to go into another country and tell them how to do things while dividing up their natural resources is what the British do best, it's how we had an empire that the sun never set on. Afghanistan wedding parties don't just blow themselves up you know.
When we give the unemployed money to feed themselves they take ammunition off a tired and weary British serviceman.
Without our brave boys going halfway around the World to remove leaders we don't like and create havoc and shoot them down on their own streets, those tyrants will be here on our shores to slaughter us all in our beds.
The do-gooders will point out that since the 1940s the British defence has been more attack and aggression but remember the Nazis was only 70 short years ago, it could happen again anytime so we have to be ready to defend what makes Britain great and if that means a few thousand pensioners die because their fuel allowance has been cut, then it is a price that we should all be willing to pay to make sure that we have a nuclear deterrent.
Going back to Dwight and his Chance for Peace speech, this world in welfare is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of the infantrymen, the genius of its drone fliers , the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern brick school is this: a heavy- bomber capable of destroying a city. It is two aircraft carriers, each serving 30 jet fighters. It is two fine, fully equipped green zones in an oil filled country. It is some fifty 18-year-old boys with no other prospects. We pay for a single hospital with a half-million rounds of ammunition. We pay for a single disabled centre with air conditioning units for more than 8,000 troops in the desert. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of an imminent invasion of our country, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
Don't despair poor and hungry people, this will only continue on this round of austerity until we run out of countries with the natural resources we require or the economy picks up, whichever comes first.
Oh, and vote for your Conservative member of Parliament in 2015, we are all in this together remember.
NB...Just in case some right wing war monger who agrees with the above and has been bravely urging Britain get's involved in more wars from the safety of their sofa stumbles across this post, your an idiot.
I should also apologise to Eisenhower who actually said: 'Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired
signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not
fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat
of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its
children. The cost
of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than
30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of
60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some
fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a
half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. . . .
This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of
threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron'.