So another election is upon us. The main issue is Brexit and, no doubt, we are going to have more heat than light on the topic.
We cannot allow the parties to neglect defence and this is our chance to ask the candidates in our constituencies what their views are and ensure the subject is properly debated. As in previous elections, I shall be posting the defence sections of the Party Manifestos on the website when they become available.
Did you see the piece on Daily Politics on 24th April? If not go to the iPlayer and find it. The relevant part starts after 52 minutes. In the “Soap Box” slot the writer Andrew Sabisky makes the case for spending 6% of GDP on defence for at least the next five years. He has a good grasp of the issues and clearly explains some of the present deficiencies which, he argues, need fixing quickly.