Dominic Cummings intends to rip the heart out of the Army Corps.
The 2,000 famous blue berets operate the MoD’s armada of 200 Apache and Gazelle helicopters providing battlefield surveillance, medevac and air support to ground troops, but now Dominic Cummings intends to close their training HQ in Middle Wallop, Hants to save cash.
Middle Wallop is the heart of the Army Air Corps and every organisation needs a heart, and it would be a true disgrace to close it.
The base is officially named the Army Aviation Centre and Prince Harry received his flying wings there, and AAC’s pilots are amongst the most experienced aviators they have, and anyone who visits Middle Wallop gets an immediate perception of the important purpose it plays.
The AAC has fought in all hostilities Britain has been involved in since its 1957 creation, but insiders say Boris Johnson’s top aide has it in his sights as he prepares to cut billions from our defence.
Dominic Cummings, who ridiculed lockdown by driving from London to Durham, is now undertaking a fact-finding tour of military bases including special forces HQs.
Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter was warned by Tory MP Mark Francois of the Commons Defence Committee to tell the MoD to sort their bloody selves out.
The MP added that if not, then Dominic Cummings would sort them out in his own way, and they wouldn’t like it.
And Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey said plans for Britain’s future defence and security shouldn’t be in the hands of a political adviser.
Any decisions about the Forces should be taken by ministers and military leaders, and it wasn’t known if Middle Wallop was the only one of four ACC bases under threat or part of more extensive changes, but No 10 said the Integrated Review, which covers defence, will include all aspects of the UK’s place in the world.
But if Dominic Cummings is becoming the narrative once again, he should then go, and why is this unelected advisor deciding to cull our defences?
And now we seem to be going it alone in the world with our politicians throwing their weight around with diminishing back up. Remember David Cameron, he shut down the Harrier jump jets and flogged them off cheap – so is Dominic Cummings working for or against the people of the United Kingdom?
He’s not just content with destroying our economy and putting our political influence in the world on the same level as Easter Island, he also wants to decrease our ability to protect ourselves.
And it seems he will only be happy when the army is equipped with popguns and the navy consists of a trawler armed to the teeth with catapults, and Vladimir Putin must love him because this guy seems to be the enemy within.
And there was us thinking that Dominic Cummings didn’t have any power, didn’t make any decisions for the government and didn’t tell Boris Johnson what to do, yet he’s picking up his £100,000 plus taxpayer-funded salary for doing zilch.
Dominic Cummings isn’t an MP he’s an unelected tyrant with no public mandate but seems to be running the country, but wasn’t the whole purpose of Brexit to get rid of unelected bureaucrats deciding what the UK government does?
So, now it’s official, the receding oddity Dominic Cummings is the unelected PM, whilst slothful goon Boris Johnson is now the monkey, and just because the MoD has imperfections in its administration, this won’t be resolved by cutting necessary front line world-class forces.
Our defence is underfunded and the world is getting more dangerous, with other influential countries strengthening their forces.
We need to purchase more British equipment and spend the defence money efficiently, but this is a government problem and it’s folly to realise profits in a simple way by slaughtering a central base and the skills and training that is world-class, and when lost, they can’t be brought back at a time they wished they had them.
Defence of the nation is the single most important job next to the health of the country, but then everything is underfunded in the United Kingdom by our government – you just have to look at the police and the NHS to see that.
Thankfully the United Kingdom isn’t involved in a conflict with anyone at the moment, but if we were, we’d probably get our bums beaten due to underfunding and continuous cuts to government investment into our military.
It also results in not being ready when the worst happens, a bit like cutting the NHS to the bone and then being shocked the pandemic overwhelmed the provision.
Dominic Cummings is pretty much flameproof now, although how can he do this? He’s not been elected, so how much power does he hold? And what intrigues does he hold over Boris Johnson?