MoD - obtains almost half the COST of the Iraq War and Afghanistan  selling Army land - barracks-hospitals.

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£2.2 billion Army boot sale funds Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

by

Ian Drury

[Daily Mail-Political Reporter -July 7-2007]

The Ministry of Defence has sold off historic barracks and land worth more than £2.2 billion to fund the spiralling cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

 

Figures show ministers have met about half the cost of the conflicts by selling Armed Forces assets, including accommodation, airstrips, sports fields. military hospitals and firing ranges.

The true cost of the invasion of Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein and driving the Taliban out of Afghanistan [Well!- not exactly] has never officially been released, but the respected Iraq Analysis Group has estimated that the MoD has spent in the region of £5 billion to fund the wars.

[There are also of course the loss up to July 8the 2007 of 212 lives of British  servicemen and women and no doubt over 6000 wounded some disabled for life and refused treatment in a Military Hospital which should be their right in a contract between the Government and members of the Armed Forces.]

Critics claim the money raked in by the treasury should be spent on better housing and equipment for troops.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show that since 1998, Defence Estates -the MoD organisation responsible for managing land and buildings -sold assets totalling £2.2 billion including 12,446 hectares of land for housing and business developments.

THE GREAT SELL-OFF

 

Examples of land and barracks sold by the MoD

Royal Military Academy

Woolwich

South -East London

 

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Chelsea Barracks

West London

£900,000,000

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Duke of York Barracks

West London

£94,000,000

 

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Army Medals Office

Droitwich Spa, Worcs.

 

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RAF West Raynham (Airfield and Control Towers)-West Raynham, near Fakenham, Norwich

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Princess Mary's RAF Hospital and Halton Tennis centre, RAF Halton, Bucks.

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Anzio Barracks, Leek, Staffs

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Oakington Barracks Longstanton, Cambs.

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Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffs.

 

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HMS Daedalus 9training establishment for Fleet Air Arm) -Lee-On -Solent, near Portsmouth, Hampshire.

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Atomoc Weapons Establishment Cardiff (maufacturing components for nuclear programme)-Cardiff, South Wales.

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Deysbrook Barracks (former home of Army BomB Disposal Unit)-West Derby, Liverpool.

 

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Purfleet, Rifle Ranges, Purfleet, Kent

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Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell, Notts.

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Parts of RAF Greenham Common, Newbury, Berks.

 

[Yet the previous Government had failed to up-grade the disgusting living accommodation of Service families and retain Military Hospitals. We expect better things now we have a new type of man at the head of Government]

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Chelsea barracks has been sold to housing developers for a reported £900,000,000

Nearly 150 years of military tradition will come to an end when the prime location between Sloane Square and the Thames is vacated next year.

The Duke of York Barracks in Chelsea fetched

£94,000,000

Thousands of married quarters up and down the country have been snapped up by developers , as have former aerodromes.

The Second World War airfield at RAF Hendon is being transformed into one of the country's biggest residential estates.

the figures were uncovered by Lord Trefgarne, a former Conservative Defence Minister under Margaret Thatcher. he said:

'I keep noticing from snippets in the Press that famous and historic buildings in which our Armed Forces have been based for centuries were being sold to property developers.I have to say I am staggered by the findings.'

Nick Harvey, the Liberal Defence Spokesman, said:

'At a time when thousands  of military personnel atre living in sub-standard accommodation, it is shameful for assets to be sold off to pay for

THE ILLEGAL WAR IN IRAQ.'

Alan Simpson, a senior Labour backbencher, said:

'If surplus assets are to be sold off it has to be on the basis that it improves the quantity of support that is given to troops,'

The Mail has repeatedly highlighted how thousands of service personnel and their families have been forced to live in squalor, enduring ageing barracks with leaking roofs, broken boilers, cracked windows and damp. Some accommodation is so run-down it has been condemned.

 

Meanwhile, soldiers with horrific battlefield injuries are treated on NHS wards because the GOVERNMENT closed specialist military hospitals

TO SAVE MONEY

And troops have been forced to buy their own items of kit such as sleeping bags, boots and rucksacks because they felt the ARMY ISSUE was INADEQUATE

 

Experts predict the COST of the IRAQ WAR to the British Taxpayer will exceed £1billion

 £1,000,000,000

THIS YEAR ALONE

-for the first time since the [illegal] invasion in 2003

 

[We now hear that greater numbers of the Armed Forces have decided to not to extend their service with the consequence that thousands of experienced troops are no longer able to fill the growing gap of unfilled places. it is the only way that our service personnel can show their great anger because their House of Commons occupied in the main by lazy -unprincipled time servers neglected to look after the FIRST RESPONSIBILITY OF A GOVERNMENT the conditions of employment and supply to their brave fighting services.]

 

 

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THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN-IS THE EU COMMISSION LISTENING?

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Ditch the EU TREATY after IRISH REJECTION

SAY VOTERS

by

Daniel Martin

Political Reporter

[Daily Mail-Wednesday, June 18,2008]

MORE THAN HALF of voters believe Britain should drop the controversial European Treaty in the wake of its rejection in last week's

IRISH REFERENDUM'

The poll comes as the Tories launch a last-ditch bid in the

HOUSE of LORDS

today to delay the

RATIFICATION OF THE TREATY.

And

10,000 people

have signed a

PETITION

on the

DOWNING STREET- WEBSITE

within the past few days

JUNE16-2008

, calling on the

GOVERNMENT

NOT TO RATIFY THE BILL

[WHY DON'T YOU?]

 

Downing Street website is

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Abandon-Lisbon/

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JUNE 18-2008

 

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13th October,2007

 

So You Want Out Of The EU

 

THEN WHY NOT SIGN THE

RENUNCIATION of EU CITIZENSHIP

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Optout

Details from petition creator

With the signing of the Maastricht Treaty the people of Britain were given

DUAL CITIZENSHIP

-both

EUROPEAN and BRITISH

The extra tier of citizenship was thrust upon the people without their consent -and in many cases knowledge.

The PEOPLE of GREAT BRITAIN should be allowed the option of opting out of the EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP if they so wish. The GOVERNMENT will then be able to provide those who have opted out with

BRITISH DOCUMENTATION

-only such as British  (not EU) passports, driving licences and other national documents.

EU laws will also NOT APPLY to those who

HAVE OPTED OUT OF EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP

 

[PETITION OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 08]

 

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Let the people speak!

www.makeitanissue.org.uk

 

 

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www.noliberties.com

[Latest Addition - June07]

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www.eutruth.org.uk

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www.thewestminsternews.co.uk

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www.speakout.co.uk

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Daniel Hannan - Forming an OPPOSITION to the EU

www.telegraph.co.uk.blogs

 

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GORDON BROWN WANTS TRUST-BUT WHY WON'T HE TRUST YOU?

HELL ON EARTH IN IRAQ

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67% want powers back from EU-ICM poll-June 21-2007-95% of British people want a REFERENDUM

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PETITION

FOR A

REFERENDUM

SIGN TODAY ON LINE

telegraph.co.uk/eureferendum

July 18-2007

ALSO

JOIN THE 10 DOWNING STREET PROTEST

Readers can add their support to the growing clamour for a REFERENDUM on the '"REFORM TREATY" by signing up to a 10 Downing Street 0n-line petition

(http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/EU-treaty-NON/)

 

The  Petition reads as follows:

"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to guarantee that the British people will be permitted a binding REFERENDUM on any and all attempts to resurrect the EU " CONSTITUTION" (and any or all of its content) regardless of nomenclature."

Deadline for the PETITION is 31st January,2008

Eurofacts 27th July 2007.

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'The Spirit of England'

by

Winston Churchill

In London on St.George's Day -1953

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VOTE

 -2007

 

TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION

WITH THE ONLY PARTY WITH A MANDATE

TO SET YOU

 FREE

 

THE

UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY

www.ukip.org

THE QUESTION THAT THE VOTER MUST ANSWER

 

DO YOU WISH TO BE GOVERNED BY YOUR OWN PEOPLE, LAW AND CUSTOM OR BY THE CORRUPT ,EXPENSIVE UNACCOUNTABLE AND CORRUPT ALIEN BUSYBODY BRUSSELS’

 

-SIMPLE IS IT NOT?

 

TO RECLAIM YOUR DEMOCRACY DON'T VOTE FOR THE TRIPARTITE PARTIES IN WESTMINSTER

BUT

SMALL PARTIES THAT SPEAK THEIR MINDS WITHOUT SPIN AND LIES.

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ONLY

PRO-PORTIONAL REPRESENTATION

WILL BRING DEMOCRACY BACK TO THE ENGLISH PEOPLE

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SCOTLAND -ITS PARLIAMENT -WALES-ITS ASSEMBLY-ENGLAND-STILL AWAITS ITS PARLIAMENT-WHY?

 

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Home Rule for Scotland

WHY NOT

HOME RULE for ENGLAND

 

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