Defence

  1. For generations this country has deployed its armed forces abroad on Cabinet order approved by a supine House of Commons and this has never been in the interest of those countries to which those forces have been deployed. This shall stop.
  2. The armed forces will be divided into (a) as small a strategic international deterrent as is capable of guaranteed mass destruction abroad in the event of any significant attack on the homeland by a foreign state, and (b) a defence force sufficiently well manned and armed to prevent significant civil insurrection or attack on the homeland by foreign criminals.
  3. This country no longer has any need for an offensively-weaponized deep-sea navy, a long-range air force or an army capable of deploying beyond our own national borders, all of which are currently expensive embarrassing liabilities and not assets.