From that throbbing media organ, the Daily Hitler Mail today:
Ajax was meant to be the Army’s first new armoured vehicle in a generation, designed to make the military more deadly on the battlefield.
A massive £5.5billion was set aside for the project – but it has been a disaster plagued with glitches, with prototypes damaging the hearing of troops who tested them and making other personnel sick.
Now, with £3.2billion of taxpayers’ cash pumped into the scheme – which has failed to put a single one of the promised 589 tanks into service – fresh question marks are swirling over whether it is time for Ajax to be axed.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11323383/Is-British-Armys-disastrous-5-5bn-Ajax-tank-destined-scrapyard-coming-service.html
Multi-million pound aircraft carriers and destroyers stuck in harbours, tanks that don’t work at all – you’d think maybe the current UK Government should sack someone?
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This is a MONTY PYTHON SKETCH
SURELY MINISTERS AND GENERALS AND TECH SUPPLIERS
MUST HAVE WORK THIS OUT WITH A PROTOTYPE
OR IS THAT NOT ALLOWED BY THE ‘LEADERS OF THE WORLD’
TORY RIGHT WING
Ah, but …. these are BRITISH tanks. Building them provided employment for workers and, most importantly, very large profits for the weapons companies. The Calmac Ferries only feather-bed incompetent and lazy Scotch workers and, being a publicly owned company do not produce profits for capitalists. Ergo they are wast of the cash of hard-working BRITISH taxpayers!!!
Tanks to destrytge world.
Renewable ferriesto save£Billions
err… shouldn’t that be
Multi-Billion pound aircraft carriers
a thousand times worse !!!
Tanks to destroy theworld
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Delivering tanks would always have been an unexpected bonus. It’s done its job by handing £3.2bn to Tory mates. Much better to scrap the whole project and start again. With inflation, it’ll be £4.2bn next time.
PPE , Test and lostTrace , Aircraft(?) Carriers , Bridges to Nowhere , Ferry Contracts ( with no ferries ), HS2 nowhere quickly or cheaply , Chinese/French Nuclear Power Station ( with guaranteed electricity prices double the going rate ),
Tanks ( for the memories of £5 billion ) , ….
Courtesy of The Tory Party – the party of sound money !
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Reminiscent of a tank supplied to the British army in 1939. This was the heroically named Matilda, which was supposed to deal with the state of the art German tanks. I seem to recall that the gun could only fire in the direction the Matilda was facing.