Cameron is planning to make it possible to drop British armed forces into other countries to kill people in the name of UK security.
He’s planning to use £178 billion of our money – not his – over the next ten years to achieve this.
That puts him near the top of the ‘cycle of international stupidity’ published on This Blog yesterday. Here it is:
He’s preparing to “react to extremism by bombing Middle Eastern targets”.
“Middle Eastern targets are destroyed and civilians die. The behaviour of [in this case, Cameron] will then anger the people whose lives have been destroyed. [Then] some of these angry people [will be] radicalised by extremist groups.”
That’s when Cameron and his cronies will make their money because these groups will come to western arms manufacturers and ask for weapons. They’ll say they’ll help attack whoever the enemy will be by then, and the western weapons-builders will make a fortune.
That is what this is about.
Then we’ll get more terrorist attacks, and more spending of public money on responding to them. Perhaps more UK citizens will die.
So the result is that UK citizens – both civilian and in the armed forces will die, and the nation’s finances will suffer by around a fifth of a trillion pounds, in order to make a very few already-wealthy people richer.
Bear in mind that defence spending has a negative fiscal multiplier – in other words, it harms the economy. At the moment This Writer is told defence spending has a fiscal multiplier of -9.8, so for every pound spent, the economy loses £9.80.
That’s a loss to the UK economy of nearly £2 trillion, along with a loss of life that nobody can know in advance.
And people are ridiculing Jeremy Corbyn for suggesting there may be a different way?
Words fail me.
Britain’s army is to be restructured to form two “strike brigades” of 5,000 soldiers which can be deployed immediately to fight terrorists and others threatening the country, the Prime Minister will announce on Monday.
In an article for The Telegraph, David Cameron: sets out how he will spend £178 billion on military equipment over the next decade as Britain rushes to tackle the threat posed by Isil.
The Prime Minister will on Monday travel to Paris for talks with Francois Hollande, the French President, before returning to Parliament to set out details to overhaul Britain’s armed forces.
He hopes to convince dozens of Labour MPs to defy Jeremy Corbyn and back international air strikes against Isil in Syria, in a Parliamentary vote which is expected to be called within the next fortnight.
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