The MoD report on Independence (compiled using taxpayers’ money) has come out with some real trash. Here are just a few points from it.
Scotland would be more vulnerable to a catastrophic terrorist attack if Alex Salmond succeeds with his bid to break up Britain. Hey, there are other people who want to break up Britain Me included, so maybe Hammond would like to make it Alex Salmond and Tris PW’s bid.
Apparently, according to the Daily Heil, Britain’s top defence officials (remember that these are the people who waste billions in wrong procurement paying, if I remember aright, £10 for a light bulb that you or I could buy for 99p) have produced a damning 86-page assessment of the impact that separation would have on Scotland’s security, which warns of the terrifying threat to the everyday lives of Scots. Bloody hell. It sounds like a horror story treatment for a Hollywood film.
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The devastating dossier (that makes a change from dodgy) will show that the tiny defence budget proposed by the SNP could heighten the risk of a terror attack which could close down the water, gas or electricity supplies to every home and business in the country. Erm, except…who would want to attack a little country like Scotland that won’t be poking its nose into other people’s business?
A separate Scotland may also be unable to protect itself from a ‘cyber attack’ which could see criminals or rogue states raid the bank accounts of hard-working people across the country. Oh well, if it’s only hard working people then I’ll be alright. I wonder how the hard working people of tiny countries like Iceland or Luxembourg manage!
The report attempts to highlight the risks to a separate Scotland by showing the huge efforts already carried out to protect Scotland as part of the UK, including defence against the threat from foreign nations and terrorists and from attacks on the country’s everyday infrastructure, such as water and electricity supplies and phone and computer connections. Oh aren't they good to us. These hard working English taxpayers working their fingers to the bone so that we lazy scrounging something for nothing smelly socks can be free. It brings a tear tae yer een, so it does.
He said: ‘Everything that I've seen says to me that the Scottish Government isn't really interested in defence. What it has said on defence looks like it has been made up on the back of a fag packet. And you, Mr Hammond, know what is it exactly about defence. Aren't you the one that, that keeps a useless nuclear deterrent that belongs to America (except that Alex Salmond and Tris have helped to pay for it) while depending on TA soldiers to make up the backbone of the forces? And why would the SNP be telling a Tory about what its plans for defence are?
9000 direct jobs would be at risk at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases by the end of the decade as a result of the SNP’s intention to remove Trident from Scotland if it secures a yes vote in next year’s referendum. Oh goodie, yet another figure plucked from the air top add to all the ones we have had before.
Scotland’s shipyards could lose all of their vital orders from the MoD, because it does not hand contracts to foreign countries, which could lead to the decimation of the vital shipbuilding industry. OK, so decimation actually means reduction by 1/10th, but we'll let that one go. Anyway, what will England be building in the way of war ships? Seeing as the ones they are building at the moment are going to be mothballed because they can't afford to fuel them. And at present most of the non secret ships are built in the Far East, so that’s a pile of lies.
Independence could result in the mass withdrawal of private defence firms from Scotland, as they will not want to be at risk of losing MoD work. That could prove to be disastrous for the 16,000 defence jobs based in Scotland. The MoD doesn't have any money to spend on defence projects. The companies would be better to go locate somewhere where they have some money. China, India, Brazil, or the middle east.
No major defence firms have publicly stated their concerns about separation, but they have raised their concerns privately. Well, now that’s a surprise. You would have thought that they would have been shouting this from the roof tops. Can I smell sh*te? I think I can, you know.
Mr Hammond is building a new offensive ‘cyber strike force’ costing up to £500 million to stave off the threat of attacks on Britain’s systems. He said building the whole cyber defensive system from scratch in an independent Scotland would need ‘huge fixed cost investment’. Why would we build it from scratch? We already paid for 9.8% of England’s system.
Hammond said: ‘There are significant economies of scale and it is clear that the UK is able to deliver a level of cyber protection for all the people of the United Kingdom as they go about their business and daily lives (WHAT?)in a way that an independent Scotland would find very difficult to do, because, presumably we're far too thick to manage things like that.
The new MOD report will be the fifth in a series of ‘Scotland Analysis’ papers produced by the UK Government at taxpayers' expense to assess the implications of independence.
It covers all areas of defence in the UK and highlights the economic and employment benefits of the industry to Scotland, as well as the damage that independence could do. Of course, it doesn't actually do anything of the sort. It lies through its teeth to scare Scots into not taking away the massive subsidy that Scotland gives to the rest of the UK and of course a place for it to keep its nuclear fur coat where, if there is an accident only Scots will be obliterated.
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to actually give to the combat troops. Still got to protect that one's head.
I can't help but think that Hammond of one of the more odious liars in the Uk cabinet where he has a fair amount of competition. I can actually feel myself gagging at the thought of him.
I think Cameron should get up here and debate with Salmond, if only to explain why he is wasting taxpayers money to fund this pile of lies.