Calmac ferry costs and delays in perspective as £5.5billion British Army tank is too heavy, makes crew sick and can’t even fire on the move

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?

8 thoughts on “Calmac ferry costs and delays in perspective as £5.5billion British Army tank is too heavy, makes crew sick and can’t even fire on the move

  1. 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

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  2. 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!!!

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

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