My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

6 navy ships protects Britain's shores...

They know about all the air flights into and out of the UK...but not boats...
Lord West was giving evidence as the committee investigates Britain's defences against terrorism.

The minister also disclosed his concerns about the monitoring of Britain's coastline by the Royal Navy and other authorities.

There are only six navy ships permanently assigned to patrol the 11,000 miles of the British coast, the committee heard.

Lord West, a former admiral, said that there is no way for the UK authorities to track every vessel entering British waters.

"We are not able to monitor all traffic in our waters. It is not what I would call, ultimately, satisfactory," he said.

"When you look into the sky, generally, we pretty well know what is moving. We don't know that around our waters.

"I think it would be quite a good thing to have a very good picture of what is moving around our coast."

James Arbuthnot, the Tory chair of the defence committee, said he was listening the minister's answers "with increasing horror."


Blogger Pissedoff said...

So what does this say about Canada where our own coastline is longer, less ships and no subs not even conventional ones. Unless you count those scrap ones the Libs bought from the Brits. Are they in service yet?

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The British don't think there's anything worthwhile about Britain, sadly, they figure why bother protecting it....

1:01 AM  

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