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by mrclark303
19 Apr 2024, 11:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

And you dislike the NHS because your prostate exam took too long Oops - and there it is - his inner toddler surfaces once more I'm afraid so, obviously struck a nerve, funny isn't it, he likes to dish out the sarcasm, but give him a taste of his own medicine and it's toys out of the pram time... LM...
by mrclark303
19 Apr 2024, 10:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

I wouldn't bother Tom, our socialist friend thinks the NHS is beyond reproach... I clearly haven't said that. I'm going to guess Union rep, he's definitely on a gravy train, it's a question of which one (he seems oblivious that the Soviet style promotion system in the NHS is even an issue), so that...
by mrclark303
19 Apr 2024, 10:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

And you dislike the NHS because your prostate exam took too long Oops - and there it is - his inner toddler surfaces once more I'm afraid so, obviously struck a nerve, funny isn't it, he likes to dish out the sarcasm, but give him a taste of his own medicine and it's toys out of the pram time...
by mrclark303
18 Apr 2024, 21:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

They're a result of central government choices. None of those choices have been made or at least informed by senior NHS executives like former Chief Exec of NHS England Sir Simon Stevens and his cadre? I wouldn't bother Tom, our socialist friend thinks the NHS is beyond reproach... I'm going to gue...
by mrclark303
18 Apr 2024, 18:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

You don't see that there's an obvious issue with promoting people simply based on the length of time they have on the payroll????!!! I see no evidence that it's happening. No one I speak to that works in the NHS says that's the case. The NHS just haemorrhages money, billions upon billions every sin...
by mrclark303
18 Apr 2024, 17:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

One of the reasons NHS admin and management perform so very poorly is because people get promoted purely based on length of service, no matter how bloody useless they might be, what could possibly go wrong with that business model? And yet the evidence is entirely to the contrary on NHS performance...
by mrclark303
17 Apr 2024, 19:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

The NHS is one of the most highly audited organisations in the UK Now you are just being ridiculous. Since it seems to miss so much, it can't be that good. As for the substance of what I said, how do you think these cases were known? People in a position to know did blow the whistle. People did get...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 20:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

I can look out of my living room window and see on my phone why my neighbours car failed it's MOT in 2016, yet my surgeon has to get his secretary to write to another hospital to get my records!!! We've had computer linked banking since the 1970's for Christ's sake... It's absolutely pathetic quite...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 19:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

The whole thing is structured incorrectly. Look at the link you posted, take Australia and UK, looking at OECD figures Aus is spending 16% more on healthcare per head than we are. So more but not an unreasonable difference, about $879 per head. They have 424% more MRIs and CT machines than the NHS,...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 18:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

"The NHS is internationally recognised as being one of the most cost efficient health care systems in the world." Noone can say you don't have a sense of humour.... It's just reality. Perhaps you could join us here sometime? https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/insight-and-analysis/blogs/comparin...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 16:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2828
Views: 770725
United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Round 2 Vs the Rafale in India. https://idrw.org/airbus-to-enter-indias-mrfa-race-with-upgraded-eurofighter/ Seems like a smart idea to use the same plane but this is a land based system and not a carrier based one. The biggest thing going for the Typhoon is the production backlog for the Rafale. I...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 16:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

NHS funding had gone up by 50% since 2010! Err yeah, that's not surprising when you consider heslthcare inflation and population health. The NHS is poorly run, it's vast administrative arm is something akin to the Soviet Union, where different General hospitals have a small army of administrators, ...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 16:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

Oh dear, I'll take a wild guess that you work in the NHS in an administrative capacity, as viewing that slow motion car crash from inside out, is the only possible way you could consider it well run...... Nope, try again. You've in total denial if you think it's just dandy, I've claimed nothing of ...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 14:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

NHS funding had gone up by 50% since 2010! Err yeah, that's not surprising when you consider heslthcare inflation and population health. The NHS is poorly run, it's vast administrative arm is something akin to the Soviet Union, where different General hospitals have a small army of administrators, ...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 14:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

2.5% is a relitivly low level, it's only returning us to 2010 % levels. That makes zero sense. Relative to what? If in 2010 we paid 2.47% of GDPR, and less since, then that makes 2.5% relatively high. As high as 2000, too. 2.5% would make us 6th highest in NATO. So relative to what is 2.5% low? It'...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 01:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

14 years of Tory austerity and "there's a lot of money that could be moved around". Are you aware of the state of local authorities going bankrupt? The NHS is funding disarray? Schools falling apart? The state of the roads? The lack of big infrastructure projects? Tell me about about Labo...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 01:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

NHS funding isn't in disarray it is higher than it has ever been, and that includes billions added by the Tories. Most cuts in government spending in the 14 years have been LAs, who are responsible for social care and the roads. That's such a false representation. The NHS is under increasing pressu...
by mrclark303
16 Apr 2024, 00:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

2.5% is a relitivly low level, it's only returning us to 2010 % levels. That makes zero sense. Relative to what? If in 2010 we paid 2.47% of GDPR, and less since, then that makes 2.5% relatively high. As high as 2000, too. 2.5% would make us 6th highest in NATO. So relative to what is 2.5% low? It'...
by mrclark303
15 Apr 2024, 17:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

They refuse to commit to the relitivly low level of 2.5% on defence. How is a 25% increase, and more than most other NATO nations, a relatively low level? The part I can’t understand is why the Conservatives aren’t raising defence spending at the eleventh hour to set up a fiscal straitjacket for La...
by mrclark303
15 Apr 2024, 09:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labour's likely defence policy
Replies: 91
Views: 809
United Kingdom

Re: Labour's likely defence policy

Anyone here follow this podcast? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1adaPHQLc5w Listening to the Shadow Defense minister this morning on the news and he had a lot of nothing to say, no commitments to anything sadly. A few takeaway points of Labours plan. Building a strong UK Home defence, whatever tha...
by mrclark303
06 Apr 2024, 01:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Post-war British Aviation - [Fantasy and Speculation]
Replies: 32
Views: 2522
United Kingdom

Re: Post-war British Aviation - [Fantasy and Speculation]

The conventional ie metal wing would not of been workable simply because weight would have been a killer in the end. It was too conservative a choice. The thing often ignored in vtol aircraft design is they are always constrained by bring back in the hover especially when the marketing men start se...
by mrclark303
05 Apr 2024, 12:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Post-war British Aviation - [Fantasy and Speculation]
Replies: 32
Views: 2522
United Kingdom

Re: Post-war British Aviation - [Fantasy and Speculation]

I can’t really think where they would have mounted a podded radar system that would not of been comprised for air to air with fuselage blanking in some part of the field of view. I think that was clutching at straws. The gr9 was mid 00s upgrade. The problem in 2010 would have been how many could be...
by mrclark303
04 Apr 2024, 02:59
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6095
Views: 1753463
United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

71 total fleet 3×12 aircraft front line Squadrons 1+8 aircraft OCU +3 trials. Either it should be 74 in total with 17 Squadron included or 71 without it, for 3 frontline and OCU squadron. Also OCU squadron will probably have more than just 8 planes. I believe 8 is the stated number for the OCU, it'...
by mrclark303
03 Apr 2024, 20:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6128
Views: 1859732
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I'm afraid these days it would be little more than a re-enforced Commando, perhaps squeezed to two Commands at a push?? How long that could these days be supported way up in frosty north is debatable.... Exactly my point. The U.K. wants to lead in the JEF region but the vehicles and kit of the Brit...
by mrclark303
03 Apr 2024, 19:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6128
Views: 1859732
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Is that not what all the exercises last year and this is about Not on the scale required If the Army had to deploy 1 or 2 Brigades north of the Arctic circle and sustain that deployment through an Arctic winter how would that go? The simple fact is that the British Army isn’t equipped to do it. I'm...