Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Troop safety - update

Richard North has more on the Labour government’s scandalous indifference to the safety of British soldiers. Dodgy deals which favour European defence integration have left our troops’ lives at far greater risk than their American counterparts:
So far, therefore, we see a life-saving vehicle, designed and developed at the expense of the British taxpayer, being successfully introduced into the US forces, while our own defence procurement minister declares that a much smaller vehicle, based on the same technology, is far too big for our troops. They must continue to use lightly armoured "Snatch" Land Rovers… But hey! What price soldiers' lives when European defence integration beckons?
Read it all and then contact your MP.

(See this post on Hercules aircraft for more evidence of the government's attitude to troop safety.)


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