I was talking to my mate in Galway, Ireland this afternoon and he mentioned that the ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE was taking place in his fair city and they were expecting a £40 million boost to the local economy. He then told me that the RED ARROWS DISPLAY TEAM had been performing all afternoon.
That's fucking strange , I thought, do the Irish Air Force not have a display team, if indeed there is an IRISH AIR FORCE!
But the real point is, it must cost a bloody fortune to put nine fighter aircraft in the air with all their support crews etc. So why are they doing it in a foreign country to PROMOTE A FOREIGN EVENT?
After trawling through their website, I have discovered the following. They list ninety-nine events where they are participating, of which ninety two are in Britain.
However they are appearing at one event in Ireland, three in France, one in Poland, one in Holland and one in Germany. They also spend nearly a month in Cyprus preparing for the season.
Now I can see the need to do a show in Germany just to reiterate to THE HUN, WHO IS BOSS but the other foreign events.
It must be COSTING FUCKING MILLIONS!
IMO this is the type of thing we should be phasing out. THE COUNTRY CAN'T AFFORD IT and we are no longer A WORLD POWER.
WHEN SCOTLAND GETS INDEPENDENCE, one of the nine planes will be ours and we can fly it past the PARLIAMENT IN HOLYROOD now and again, just to keep the MSPs' minds on their WORK.