Give ’em bullet
BRITAIN faces the greatest level of threat to its security in generations.
But Whitehall bean-counters act like it’s permanent peacetime.
4We all know money is tight – but why does Whitehall act like it’s permanent peacetime?Credit: GettyAs a result Army troop numbers have shrunk to a historic low and the Navy has hardly any serviceable ships.
And as this newspaper revealed last week, we have even run out of bullets.
The Ministry of Defence is becoming the Ministry of Denial — pretending all is fine, when the opposite is true.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says he needs £10billion to fix things — and he should be given it.
We all know money is tight.
But when the nation faces threats from China and Russia, then delaying a vital defence and security review until after the Budget is wrong-headed.
The PM and Chancellor have to find the cash to protect the nation.
And defence chiefs must wise up and end the run of disastrous procurement deals that have cost taxpayers billions.
We simply cannot afford to run down our Armed Forces any more.
THE PM is treading a tightrope on China.
On the one hand, Rishi Sunak is rightly pledging to shoot down any Chinese spy craft caught flying over UK airspace.
4Does the PM really need to roll out the red carpet for Xinjiang governor Erkin Tuniyaz?Credit: TwitterBut he also believes that refusing to engage will lead to an isolated, more dangerous Beijing.
Is it really necessary, though, to roll out the red carpet to Erkin Tuniyaz?
As the governor of China’s Xinjiang region, he has presided over the imprisonment, torture and deaths of tens of thousands of innocent Uyghur Muslims.
The US has already sanctioned Tuniyaz over genocide, yet Britain is allowing him in for “meetings” with Foreign Office officials.
It’s nothing more than a propaganda coup for the Chinese.
What we get out of it is anyone’s guess.
LABOUR’S outrage over BBC chairman Richard Sharp is entirely confected and masks their own flagrant hypocrisy.
Left-wing luvvies and party donors were handed key BBC posts under New Labour.
4Labour’s outrage over Richard Sharp is just hypocritical after their own party donors were handed key posts under New LabourYet they soon waged a campaign to force out Tory Sharp – aided by Auntie’s own output, of course.
Meanwhile, director general Tim Davie says he wants to make BBC radio comedies less biased.
Now that really is a joke.
4As Britain shivers, Utility Warehouse bosses are nothing but tone deafAS Britain shivers, staff at one energy firm enjoy a giant sun-kissed freebie.
No such luck for their 730,000 customers who continue to pay to keep warm.
Tone-deaf bosses at Utility Warehouse really do put the div in Maldives.
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