Why On Earth Are UK Taxpayers Footing Estonia’s Defence Bill ?

In order to “defend” Estonia the UK has sacrificed its global high-readiness Air Assault Brigade capability in pursuit of US controlled NATO’s world domination folly.

Clearly they won’t be much use anywhere else or ready to deploy globally at the drop of a hat once deployed in Estonia.

Lets hope the geniuses in command are sending NATO/Estonia the bill.

A far cheaper option would be to advise the government of piss ant state Estonia to get on with their neighbours.

Once again we see the handiwork of Ben Wallace. Will Ben be donating his salary and taxpayer funded pension(s) to the NATO cause ?

Nov 2022

Britain vows to flow artillery, helicopters into Estonia

WASHINGTON — British and Estonian officials have inked a road map for beefing up their military ties that will boost the remaining U.K. contingent in the Baltic nation with short-range air defense weapons and multiple-launch rocket systems, the two governments announced Tuesday.

The agreement, signed in London by British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and his Estonian counterpart, Hanno Pevkur, aims to implement NATO plans approved in Madrid, Spain, over the summer for hardening the alliance’s eastern front. https://www.defensenews.com

Express – UK pledges thousands of additional troops to counter Russia threat

Britain has agreed to use its high-readiness Air Assault Brigade to further bolster Nato’s eastern flank, it emerged on Saturday night.

The new plans will see paratroopers become “fully integrated” into Estonia’s National Defence Plan.

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The UK already commits 1,000 troops to the Baltic state as part of Nato’’s Enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup.

EFPs were created in Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania after Russian forces invaded Donbas and illegally seized Crimea in 2014.

Britain has also deployed Apache helicopters to Estonia where it is supported by Danish, French and Icelandic troops who have deployed tanks, heavy artillery and advanced electronic warfare systems.

Now, this will be boosted by 16 Air assault Brigade, which acts as the UK’s Global Response Force – in a move designed to recognise the severity of the Russian threat.

As part of its new duties, the brigade will also spearhead a major reinforcement exercise next year.

Spring Storm will see as many as 4,000 paratroopers descend into the north of the country and stay on the ground for up to three months.

full article – https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1791573/uk-military-troops-estonia-nato-ukraine-russia-war

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11 Responses to “Why On Earth Are UK Taxpayers Footing Estonia’s Defence Bill ?”

  1. Belyi says:

    It all sounds a bit boastful as I seem to recall that the UK had practically nothing left, not only due to sending stuff to Ukraine, but with the budget cuts that have been repeated year on year.

    • sovereigntea says:

      They will increase the national debt to pay for it and replace the equipment “gifted” to Ukraine. Overpriced and defective US equipment will of course be top of the list.

      https://www.nationaldebtclock.co.uk/

      UK National Debt Surpassed £1 Trillion

      Mainstream media headlines today are focused on Britain’s record national debt, which just surpassed £1 trillion, a figure that can only exponentially increase unless the entire mechanism of Government finance is overhauled. The truth however is much worse, factoring in all liabilities including state and public sector pensions, the real national debt is closer to £4.8 trillion, some £78,000 for every person in the UK.

    • sovereigntea says:

      Mr Wallace said that he was proud of negotiating a “£24 billion budget increase” for the Ministry of Defence along with “reform of defence and investment in army modernisation”.

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2023/07/15/ben-wallace-to-resign-defence-secretary-general-election/

  2. ian says:

    Ben Wallace and Rashy Nutsack . What a lovely picture. Rashy the dictator was never elected, but possibly is very controllable, as must Wallace be. Getting rid of Britains resources during the Plandemic furlough scheme, and banks robbing us, and supplying Ukraine, and Estonia, will end up in a financial crash thus facilitating the transition to digital currency universal basic income. You’ll need to be vaxxed to get medical prescriptions, vaxxed to get your pension, vaxxed to shop, ie vaxxed to death for any hope of life.

    • sovereigntea says:

      Be interesting where warmonger Wallace goes next .. Ratheon, Lockheed, BAE Systems take yer pick you can be assured that he will be well rewarded for all those new orders

      • ian says:

        He is sure to be well rewarded as you say Sov’. Billions of taxpayer money handed to them, and all the old stock cleared out.

    • pete fairhurst 2 says:

      That is the plan Ian but I think that it will fail. Just like many of their other mad schemes. I don’t imagine that they will stop trying though

      Two main reasons that they will fail:

      Firstly, they will need the civil populations consent and compliance to succeed in their mad plans, coercion just won’t hack it in the modern world. Yes, they achieved high compliance with covid but they still failed to make their plans stick [vaxx passports etc][ because of a significant minority who refused to consent and comply

      And if they do make CBDC’s stick then its game over for us all. It’s an existential threat to us all, and plenty realise that now and are starting to act accordingly

      Secondly, if CBDC’s are implemented then, the banksters themselves become redundant! Which would kill their 8,000+ years financial hegemony overnight. I can’t see these Davos freaks ever achieving that. There are too many elites with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. The banksters won’t give up their massive advantage without a massive fight

  3. Chris x says:

    The UK is down from 19 to 17 frigates and destroyers, and from those, 11 or 12 are available for operations.

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/almost-two-thirds-of-royal-navy-fleet-ready-to-fight-tonight/

    The army has 40 tanks out of 200, which are available for battle, with the goal of reducing the total down to 148 after modernisation of the current Mk2 to Mk3.

    And if the RAF do decide to take on Russia, they will be facing the fifth generation Su-57 fighters, along with the upgraded Su-35, and the state of the art S-500 and S-400 air defence missile systems.

    The UK MoD lives in a parallel universe.

    • ian says:

      Totally agree Chris. Surely not even they can believe the bollocks they spout.

    • sovereigntea says:

      Or the PTB are planning to leave the UK bankrupt without a viable defence.