I am trying very hard not to get obsessive about this and I am probably failing! The Conservatives have been doing a little digging and it transpires that this government has not only increased military commitments hugely they have also cut defence spending to the lowest levels since the 1930s.
Please remember it was the defence squeeze in the 1930's that gave Hitler the confidence to take on western Europe and directly trouncing of the BEF and the subsequent loss of life, equipment and ground in the lead up to Dunkirk.
St Crispin has asked me in the past if the Conservatives will give a commitment to increase the spending on the armed forces. Currently the back office boffins are working through our policies and spending commitments and are keeping their cards fairly close to their chests, but it is well worth remembering that there are a number of past and serving soldiers (TA) in the Conservative parliamentary team and I am sure they will not allow this poor treatment of our troops to continue.
Newslinks for Saturday 18th May 2013
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