Is there any logic behind defence procurement

I wonder if anyone has considered, really considered that many of the defence procurement decisions is due to the politicisation of the MOD.

Inside the MOD today there is a political agenda, which fits neatly in line with the politicisation of the rest of the civil service that we see around us. The rise of Authoritarianism in most of the western nations is growing rapidly, but of a more robust and open nature here in the UK.

Millions upon millions of pounds is being spent on procurement of totally inadequate equipment, not suited to theatre, therefore it is being put into storage whilst our troops in the field are crying out for equipment that they can both use and that will keep them safer from the nature of the threats that they encounter every day.

If we work from that basis, many of the decisions with regard to MOD procurement begin to make sense, whereby much of the purchasing is not destined for our troops overseas to protect our troops from Taliban and Shia militias, but is ultimately aimed directly at us, the people.

Every organ of state, every ministry, one by one have screwed up royally over the past 10 years, the home office, foreign office, health, DfES, Defra, regions, constitution, MoJ, prison service, and ministers have sat and taken the flak over their ineptitude, all of which under normal circumstances would have been resigning matters, we call them idiots and think they are just stupid, but nothing could be further from the truth, they have all been working to an agenda and just taken the hits. Now it is the turn of the MOD, and the reaction is the same.

We are seeing the beginning of the financial meltdown with Barclays Bank and Northern Rock both taking Bank of England last resort loans and the collapse of Victoria Mortgages earlier this week, but we are also beginning to see the people stirring, starting to openly question policies, corruption, 26000 new laws, 3000 new criminal offences, our last remaining sovereignty to be lost to the EU in the Constitreaty and an increasingly authoritarian attitude from local authorities.

Government are getting themselves ready and preparing for mass civil disorder, and it is not just happening here, but right across Europe. At the EU level there is the formation of the pan European EGF (European Gendarmerie Force), a paramilitary police force, and we have seen the ferocity with which Brussels is willing to slap down dissenters in front of the European Parliament this week.

Given that kind of background, perhaps the procurement decisions by the politico's at the MOD are not to some, that stupid.

Remember the methods Government are using to achieve their goals.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will
eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such
time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic
and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally
important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent,
for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension,
the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

– Joseph Goebbels

The Lie is now beginning to unravel. When it does, that's when the repression begins and the government is preparing for the inevitable public backlash.

NuLab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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