Monday, December 9, 2019

Patrick Benham-Crosswell

Patrick Benham-Crosswell
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Patrick Benham-Crosswell is a former Army officer who has spent over twenty years in commerce, including several years in the defence sector. He campaigns for the Brexit Party.

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Cold War readiness to confront Putin’s bear costs a lot

The Times reported on Monday that NATO is seeking to prepare a substantial land force capable of deterring Russian aggression. According to the UK’s...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Don’t panic – Russian ‘supertank’ not all it’s cracked up to be

The Sunday Telegraph reports that the latest Russian tank, (the T-14 Armata), could vanquish the British Army, and indeed NATO.  Great headline – now let’s look...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: We lack the forces to deter Putin in the Baltic states

The UK is to dispatch an armoured infantry battalion to serve alongside other NATO troops and assets deployed to demonstrate to Mr Putin that...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: A no-fly zone in Syria risks war with Russia

So former Foreign Aid Minister Andrew Mitchell wants the UK to take action to stop the slaughter of civilians in Aleppo. While no one...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Ex-soldiers as warders is not a panacea for our prisons

So Liz Truss’s master plan for solving the many problems in the prison sector is to recruit ex-soldiers.  I can see a few flies...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: We need more little ships to protect our coastline

Over the weekend, the redoubtable Major General Julian Thompson (winner of the Falklands War) made starkly clear how poorly patrolled our coastline is.  He...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Western military action in Syria is off the board

Remember the Arab Spring? Spontaneously, lots of Arab populations rose to overthrow their regimes and this was going to lead to peace and democracy for...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Watson will never square the circle between socialism and free markets

Tom Watson MP, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, made a speech on Tuesday in which one passage explained fully clearly and succinctly...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Mrs May must banish soldier-hunting, rapacious lawyers

Friday’s Telegraph reported that, on Thursday, Mrs May told Defence Chiefs “to make every effort” to prevent abuse of the legal system by lawyers...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: The Army skirts round its challenge of being feared not inclusive

Yesterday the BBC reported that the British Army is now “incapable of operating in a hostile air environment against an enemy who manoeuvres”, according...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Fatboy Kim is not much of a threat – yet

North Korea has always struck me as being quaintly bizarre, a regime so closed that it almost seems to seek a different planet. Thanks to...

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Scrimping on our troops won’t buy us defence

Mrs May has inherited a government that spends more than it raises, so every pound is precious. She is also committed to spending 2...

Patrick Benhem-Crosswell: Up against Putin’s army in Europe, we would be on the back foot

As I’m sure Mrs May has been told many times, the protection of a nation and its people is the first duty of government....

Patrick Benham-Crosswell: A courageous PM would scrap female combat troops

Since the 17th century the British Army has built a reputation for dogged fighting and often, indeed usually, winning. This reputation is under threat...

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