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Re: The Falkland Islands

#31 Post by KesslerK09 » Dec 09 2011

Well that makes sense from the UK point of view and no I didnt know about the potential of oil near by. I still don't understand why Argentina wants it though if it's allways been part of the UK.

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#32 Post by stephen » Dec 21 2011

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#33 Post by flashy » Dec 30 2011

i agree with the comments regarding the degredation in the uk's ability to project power

even the Harriers are retired now, can't really provide air cover with Apaches flying off the hms ocean. new A330 MRTTs are just coming into service now but those VC10s and Tristars are getting awfully tired.

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#34 Post by Ragu » Jan 15 2012

Well the Uk stands at building the 2 new carrier's, Elizabeth II, and The Prince Of Wales. 1 will see service, and one will be mothballed :cry: . Bloody government. If they want the Uk to be an international police force, either pay the bills, or pull back and think of the Uk. Sick and tired of hearing stories about Uk forces not having the right/enough equipment to do their jobs. Not fair on the armed forces who give everything for crappy "Uk interest's"...
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#35 Post by PyongYang » Jan 15 2012

Ragu wrote:Bloody government
There's NO MONEY LEFT thanks to the previous one.

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#36 Post by SGTscuba » Jan 15 2012

PyongYang wrote:
Ragu wrote:Bloody government
There's NO MONEY LEFT thanks to the previous one.
^this, don't blame the condems for something they didn't do, they are just trying to fix the problem. (and of course don't go around promising money we don't have like labour did)
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#37 Post by PyongYang » Jan 15 2012

SGTscuba wrote:
PyongYang wrote:
Ragu wrote:Bloody government
There's NO MONEY LEFT thanks to the previous one.
^this, don't blame the condems for something they didn't do, they are just trying to fix the problem. (and of course don't go around promising money we don't have like labour did)
Exactly. In fact, Liebour have just u-turned and moved into line with the condems policies on deficit reduction and public sector pay. Probably because they've realised that everybody knows that they're talking out of their collective ARSE.

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#38 Post by fool » Jan 15 2012

Hmm, of course it's something the government have done, and they should take full responsibility. Personally though, I would rather a carrier be scrapped than hospitals or schools.
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#39 Post by SGTscuba » Jan 15 2012

I think the second carrier should be sold to India, they need a new one, at least that way we get a good amount of the investment back.
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#40 Post by Hullu Hevonen » Jan 16 2012

btw, skotland may become independent after 2015 if their current gov gets their will through. So skotlands population is about 9%(?) of uk total, so that entitles them to 9% of every thing that the uk owns. How would this relate to the oversea territories, would some join scotland or will all stay with the remaining uk?
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Re: The Falkland Islands

#41 Post by SGTscuba » Jan 16 2012

Hullu Hevonen wrote:btw, skotland may become independent after 2015 if their current gov gets their will through. So skotlands population is about 9%(?) of uk total, so that entitles them to 9% of every thing that the uk owns. How would this relate to the oversea territories, would some join scotland or will all stay with the remaining uk?
I think it would be worked out somehow so that the UK keeps the colony, but Scotland gets the North sea reserves as well as the whole of mainland scotland, and the outer islands. We would have to remove the nuclear weapons from them, as they are not allowed to have them under the NNP treaty which is signed as the UK, and not each individual nation.
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#42 Post by The Khan » Jan 16 2012

fool wrote:Hmm, of course it's something the government have done, and they should take full responsibility. Personally though, I would rather a carrier be scrapped than hospitals or schools.
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#43 Post by PyongYang » Jan 16 2012

The good news is, when Scotland finally get their independence, Labour will find it very, very difficult to ever win a General Election in the UK ever again :lol:

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#44 Post by Rhyus » Jan 16 2012

I think the Scots will vote to stay in the UK. I dont think it would be beneficial to either Scotland or the UK for Scotland to leave

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#45 Post by The Khan » Jan 17 2012

Rhyus wrote:I think the Scots will vote to stay in the UK. I dont think it would be beneficial to either Scotland or the UK for Scotland to leave
Actually, right. The world needs unity rather than dividing into 92736452476 countries.
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