Brexit and the Consequences

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One of the problems with EU joint military projects (that we've joined mainly because we are afraid to go it financially on our own even though we pour billions down the drain in other directions) is that it becomes design and specification by large committee and the resulting product doesn't meet the military requirements satisfactorily (though don't be fooled: the politicians will force the military to re-designate the requirements so as to make it all okay). As with many things military the EU doesn't have that much of a clue (that's why the French to a large degree do their own thing) and one of the main reasons for their projects is to establish a large and ongoing job employment scheme – though you wouldn't think so judging by some of the low levels of employment in the EU.

A UK version of Galileo is quite feasible bearing in mind how much technology we've already contributed as part of the EU version. That is the sort of industry we now need to invest in – metal bashing days of the Victorian/20th-century era now belong in the past.
My guess is that Galileo could be a dead duck without UK involvement, EU has much more to lose over this than UK.

Also have to bear in mind that because of EU military unification, there will be other joint projects at secret level for the security, military and intelligence services, all of those will be at risk without renegotiation. Galileo will be one of the few that is allowed to be publicised.

Security, military and intelligence are a few of the UK's specialities

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]One of the problems with EU joint military projects (that we've joined mainly because we are afraid to go it financially on our own [/COLOR]even though we pour billions down the drain in other directions) is that it becomes design and specification by large committee and the resulting product doesn't meet the military requirements satisfactorily (though don't be fooled: the politicians will force the military to re-designate the requirements so as to make it all okay). As with many things military the EU doesn't have that much of a clue (that's why the French to a large degree do their own thing) and one of the main reasons for their projects is to establish a large and ongoing job employment scheme – though you wouldn't think so judging by some of the low levels of employment in the EU.

A UK version of Galileo is quite feasible bearing in mind how much technology we've already contributed as part of the EU version. That is the sort of industry we now need to invest in – metal bashing days of the Victorian/20th-century era now belong in the past.

What you say here isn't supported by past experience.

Agree on the whole but as said before UK is poor in delivery of anything remotely marketable.

Also useless in converting R&D and military techknow into consumer products. It's all secret hush hush tosh.


So when you say we can do this and that provide evidence or look for past experience and delivery. Rolls Royce comes to mind. They too are shrinking.
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