Dr Ursula von der Leyen

Should she stay or should she go?


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linga

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Ceredigion
Anyone from Wales calling for the head of the defence minister?
But isn’t that from the Daily Wail. I am surprised you could even think it might be true. Or is it because it supports your opinions
 

le bon paysan

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Limousin, France
But isn’t that from the Daily Wail. I am surprised you could even think it might be true. Or is it because it supports your opinions
No, I was just doing what the rest of you do, perhaps it's catching! A bit like " the BBC never tell the truth" , oh hang on they agree with me for once😁
 

Danllan

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Sir Gar / Carms
Anyone from Wales calling for the head of the defence minister?
Can't see what this has to do with the incompetent UVDL, but there was a thread some time back discussing this. It lies, at root, with Blair, Brown and Cameron scaling back the forces greatly and, equally stupid, applying 'office' values to them, resulting in the dismissal and appalling retention of good men.

Fortunately... we'll be seeing a reversal of this over the next few years, including some necessary procurement programs - in all three services - that will be contracted to make it more expensive for any future government to cancel them than to see them through.

As for the troops, the plans and money are there for an increase; but getting the right ones takes more time nowadays - at least once in, retention should be better now.
 

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
Can't see what this has to do with the incompetent UVDL, but there was a thread some time back discussing this. It lies, at root, with Blair, Brown and Cameron scaling back the forces greatly and, equally stupid, applying 'office' values to them, resulting in the dismissal and appalling retention of good men.

Fortunately... we'll be seeing a reversal of this over the next few years, including some necessary procurement programs - in all three services - that will be contracted to make it more expensive for any future government to cancel them than to see them through.

As for the troops, the plans and money are there for an increase; but getting the right ones takes more time nowadays - at least once in, retention should be better now.

We have noticed the adverts on the telly for the navy.
Mrs Czech pointed out, it never really caught on there:scratchhead:
 

le bon paysan

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Limousin, France
Can't see what this has to do with the incompetent UVDL, but there was a thread some time back discussing this. It lies, at root, with Blair, Brown and Cameron scaling back the forces greatly and, equally stupid, applying 'office' values to them, resulting in the dismissal and appalling retention of good men.

Fortunately... we'll be seeing a reversal of this over the next few years, including some necessary procurement programs - in all three services - that will be contracted to make it more expensive for any future government to cancel them than to see them through.

As for the troops, the plans and money are there for an increase; but getting the right ones takes more time nowadays - at least once in, retention should be better now.
Relevant to your incompetent defence secretary.
Oh wait , it's the fault of people from years ago. Unlike UvdL, who should have instantly whistled up tanks and aircraft. What's the lead time on these? Mmmm
Different standards your applying there.
 

czechmate

Member
Mixed Farmer
Relevant to your incompetent defence secretary.
Oh wait , it's the fault of people from years ago. Unlike UvdL, who should have instantly whistled up tanks and aircraft. What's the lead time on these? Mmmm
Different standards your applying there.

I don’t see the problem. Hitler managed to kit up an army in a week. Just March into Czechoslovakia and help yourself, without so much as a memer from the « Allies »🤫
 

Danllan

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Location
Sir Gar / Carms
Relevant to your incompetent defence secretary.
Oh wait , it's the fault of people from years ago. Unlike UvdL, who should have instantly whistled up tanks and aircraft. What's the lead time on these? Mmmm
Different standards your applying there.
The Bundeswehr has and had enormous and well-stocked armouries, it has and had a good logistical system and sufficient men and vehicles to make the most of it. Tanks aside - though happy to discuss them too - the fact that she had men on the ground unarmed for a sustained period was due solely to her own directions and policy. From memory, but I'll admit I can't recall it to the letter because I had it seconhand from someone who actually cared about it (a German Army officer), when she was asked about this during a Bundestag enquiry, she couldn't offer any other explanation.

The simple truth is that she didn't organise or delegate appropriately... hmm, does that sound familiar? :unsure:
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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