Cameron has written an open letter in Tory rag the Telegraph explaining his position. In it he says:
Today, I will be at the Farnborough Airshow announcing a huge package of investment in our Armed Forces - £1.1 billion to be spent on everything from extending hi-tech surveillance aircraft to next-generation radars for our Typhoon fighter jets.
Cameron never tires of blaming Labour for the deficit but it is always about priorities. Labour’s priorities were different to the Tory’s, although former Labour Pm Tony Blair allowed himself to be sucked into a deadly war in Iraq, which cost a great deal in time, money and people.
Cameron’s priorities are helping his buddies in big business, satisfying the demands of the elite, following the USA into one conflict after another, operating covert missions in foreign lands while claiming there are no British boots on the ground and trying to keep we the little people in our place.
Some conclusions to draw from this week’s spying and defence announcements are these:
Having helped stir up a hornet’s nest the west is about to experience a backlash. Will heavy investment in defence make the UK a safer place; a better place to live? You tell me.
Daily Echo - Prime Minister to reveal £1.1 billion investment in military capabilities like drones
Telegraph - Huge investment in Armed Forces means a more secure future for Britain
Sky News - RAF's New Fighter Jet Misses Air Show Debut Updated: 5:11pm UK, Sunday 13 July 2014