As Putin orders Russian troops and its undeniably immense military might into Ukraine on the flimsiest of lies - it threatens to destroy Ukraine as a country, Ukraine’s infrastructure, its economy and put its people under the boot of Moscow. This should be a stark wake-up call to all of us in the “west”. Never has the UK’s membership of NATO, support for our armed forces and the special relationship with America been more important.
But look where the Green Party stands – the Green Party favours disarmament, dismemberment of the armed forces, an exit from NATO - and - terminating the US “special relationship” alliance. This is what the Greens really stand for – CND, isolationism and - militarily speaking - standing naked in the world.
In a Green Party “fantasy world” these are the policies completely devoid of common sense or understanding of the geo-political issues which would leave the UK militarily vulnerably impotent. These are their words - not ours:
- PD302 ...there is little or no threat of direct invasion of the UK by any nation. Commitment to a large standing army, a navy of large warships around our coastline, squadrons of fighter planes and a cripplingly expensive missile defence system is therefore unnecessary. Any threat of invasion that might arise in the future is so remote that realignment of the UK military and defence preparations would be possible long before any invasion occurred.
- PD303 ..... As such, immediate nuclear disarmament would be a priority of a Green Government.
- PD407 ...we will decommission UK's own nuclear weapons and insist on the removal of US nuclear bases.
- PD513 ...NATO........we would take the UK out of NATO. We would also end the so-called "special relationship" between the UK and the US
These are not our words this is Green Party Policy. Here is the link to check:
Source: Green Party Policy – Peace & Defence. policy.greenparty.org.uk
Thankfully, the vast majority of people support sensible, responsible and robust defence policies which would not leave the UK exposed to untold danger and aggression and a nation that supports NATO as the strongest defence mechanism in the western world.