Ministry of Defence (MOD)

The MoD Really Must Start Caring for its People – NOW

The MoD have always been unwilling to acknowledge that military service can have adverse effects on people. Their preferred message follows those pumped out by military recruitment campaigns: “Be the Best”, “thousands of jobs available”, in “hundreds of different careers”. Today The Royal British Legion TRBL launches a survey of Service-related hearing problems. It’s hardly …

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A Litmus Test for War: Britain’s National Interests

By accident, the United Kingdom has done “The Right Thing” with regard to Syria.One could argue that this is how democracy operates; by cutting through the politicking to what people really think when it’s important. But we were lucky. ┬áTo ensure we learn and achieve something useful from this, the UK must stop trying to …

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UK Carriers’ Shipbuilder Denounces Project as “Loony Tunes Disaster”

The deputy chairman of Babcock, builders of the RN’s two aircraft carriers, says Britain is paying twice as much as it should for the F35 aircraft, to get half the capability. He says this is because of BAE Systems being the prime contractor on the carrier project whilst also being Lockheed’s partner in making the F35 aircraft. Lord Hesketh says this is a disaster that will make Britain a laughing stock.

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