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UK Ministry Of Defence Next To Be Privatised.

March 28th, 2012  By Malcolm Massey          Find Full Article Here:-

David Cameron’s mission to privatise all that we once owned continues with Bernard Gray’s hushed plan to privatise the MoD.

Bernard Gray

There will not be many of us unable to see that the handing over our national defence to corparations with foreign interests is national suicide.

That is unless you are Bernard Gray, the Chief of Defence Materiel at the Defence Equipment and Support branch of the Ministry.

Whilst acting as an advisor to the Ministry of Defence in 2009, Gray compiled a review of  defence acquisition, in which he strongly recommended the privatisation of the Defence Equipment and Support Branch, by creating what is termed a Go-Co partnership.

Go-Co entities are typically government facilities run by the private sector, such as is used in the Atomic Weapons Establishment which includes the involvement of such infamous companies as Lockheed Martin and Serco, and allows the contractor access to sensitive military information.

Gray was special advisor to the Secretary of State for Defence between 1997 and 1999, during which time he submitted an earlier report – the Strategic Defensive Review – which highlighted the need to ‘modernise’ the forces.

But it was his late 2009 report to Parliament recommending privatisation of the DE&S branch which subsequently led to his appointment in December 2010 as Chief of Defence Materiel.

In 2011 the Ministry of Defence announced that Bernard Gray would be handling the finance department of the branch; it will surprise few of you to know that Mr Gray has a history of working in the banking sector for a number of years, with ties to the Bankers Trust and Chase Manhatten.

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