“The Government is Shamefully Letting Down its People” BLASTS UKIP’s Bill Etheridge MEP


Bill Etheridge – the UKIP West Midlands MEP and Defence Spokesman – has this week blasted the Conservative government for cutting its defence spending to the point that we may no longer have any amphibious assault ships and that we may have to sack 1,000 marines.

Speaking exclusively to Kipper Central, Bill said:

I’m disgusted by the continuing attacks on our defence capability. This country is being deliberately stripped of its ability to defend itself and assist our friends.

He also said on the UKIP website:

If this were to happen, we would be unable to retake the Falklands or any other overseas territory in the event of a hostile occupation.

Tensions remain over the Falklands and Gibraltar and to disarm our amphibious capability in this way would give any enemies the knowledge that a swift occupation could not be reversed.

 

There are concerns that HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion could be scrapped as a direct result of the cuts, which would mean the UK could not mount any form of beach assault, which would render any defence we did have of our overseas territories redundant.

This could be the last time you read about the HMS Bulwark while it is still active

There have been threats surrounding Gibraltar from both the Spanish government (who have proven themselves incapable of running a country anyway) and the EU over the past few months, and this move to retract any prospect of defending them from any invasion seems mad to many, especially within UKIP.

Bill Etheridge went on to say:

The UK might just as well kiss the defence of overseas territories goodbye.

A government’s first duty is to defend its people. This government is failing them in a way that is shameful.”

When asked about this exact point, an MoD spokesman refused to deny that the ships were being scrapped, simply calling the suggestions “pure speculation” – almost as though there was something to hide?

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Reece Coombes

As a 16-year-old member of UKIP with a cardboard Nigel Farage cut-out in his bedroom, Reece is hardly your bog-standard student, but he cherishes his independent thinking as his greatest strength. Reece is the founder and owner of Kipper Central, a UKIP community blog with thousands of daily hits and is also the Deputy Chairman of Young Independence, UKIP's youth wing, where he works hard to promote Brexit and radical thinking to young people across Britain.

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2 Responses

  1. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    ”Why give your vote to UKIP who have no experience in the Commons, the Ministries or Government ?” – This is the attitude of the old Parties, who will do anything, with the assistance of THEIR media, to rubbish our Independence Party. JUST ONE QUESTION. – Is the state of our Nation, and the pile of our debt, what professional politicians are proud to call their work ? ………. As for successful actions by a Party, it is only UKIP that led, and mirrored the views of the people, as seen by the referendum result. Following the people’s victory, we have to watch a load of divided Parties, with a dithering leadership, try to do negotiations with the EU, to the amusement of Europe. ………. Then again, what do you expect, when our bent vote system (FPTP) is held onto for dear life, by those who gain from this SEMI-Democracy. A change to PR is a chance to bring in real Democracy, yet we have MPs who hold the view, that our ”British Democracy” must be held to for the good of the Nation, (and their continued salary). ……… If the people continue to believe the rubbish given to them by the media, then the Party that puts UK/GB first, will not have the chance to fulfill its worthy function. BUT ITS DOWN TO THE PEOPLE !

  2. THOMAS P. PAYNE says:

    UKIP do NOT have a voice in UK Parliament – WHY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE A SINGLE M.P. so why waste a vote at General Elections, The CONSERVATIVE Party, THE Party of Government have accepted the referendum result and whilst Cameron ran away, Theresa May took on the responsibility of LEADING the fight for US (U.K.) citizens to LEAVE the Dictatorial EU and become FREE. A few unhelpful members of the Government, some for personal reasons of self importance (Boris for 1) decided they were more important than the COUNTRY. WE should ALL stand firm with Theresa May in her fight against the unelected EU Dictators who wish to stop us getting free. They know that many other EU Countries will re-think their membership after they see us FREE.

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