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THERE’S MONEY FOR NONSENSE BUT NOT ENOUGH FOR A HISTORICAL ICON

Libs take the time to go out and look for things to get upset about. When they can’t find something they’ll be most well pleased to simply make something up.
Well, I don’t have to look for things to get me seeing red.  All I have to do is open the morning paper or go to one of their websites and it seems like almost everything gets my goat.

Like this upsetting story.
Mind you .... the country is broke or almost but still has millions and millions to give away and another million to so to give to Turkey.  Yeah, it’s to improve their sewer systems. But unless the Daily Mail is holding back something, the country might not have enough to save Nelson’s Victory unless it’s leased out as a party boat.  (screams and pulls what hair is left) Two million a year for upkeep is cheap.  STOP sending money to savages in far off places for a start. Oh, can’t let the Africans starve.  Why not?  They’re used to it. Been doin’ it for a thousand years. 

I am so glad I got to board and take a private tour of this great ship. It’s a thrill I’ll never forget.  And sad to think they have money for all sorts of things but come up short on a project as important as this.
Oh what the hell.  What difference does it make?  Who’ll even know what the Victory meant to this country in another few generations.  Muzzies will probable relate that word to their cause and sharia law. 

Walk along this deck for a few minutes and look at the rope ladders the powder monkeys had to climb and you get a feeling for this thing. Decks were painted red before battle for obvious reasons.

I’d rather save this one ship then all of any country England is sending money to.  Cos ain’t one ovem worth this one boat. Not even one plank on this boat.

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Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory set to become a party boat because MoD cannot afford £16m repair bill

Fears historic vessel will be hired out by museum to foot £2m-a-year upkeep

By NICK ENOCH
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The hammocks were intended for weary sailors, not weary revellers.

And the cannon were definitely not intended to herald a corporate event with a big bang.

But now, Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory could be turned into a party venue as Ministry of Defence bosses plan to donate it to charity - because they cannot afford a £16million repair bill for the historic vessel.

The 247-year-old warship is set to be given to the National Museum of the Royal Navy, which will foot the bill for its £2million-a-year upkeep.

However, it is feared the 104-gun vessel, which retired in 1812 and is kept at Portsmouth Dockyard, Hampshire, will be hired out for private hospitality functions and parties.

Part of the restoration needed on the famous ship - which took Britain to victory against the French and Spanish in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 - involves replacing its rigging and timber.

A Royal Navy source said: ‘This is unacceptable. This historic ship should be kept by the Navy and honoured for what it did to this country.

‘It is an outrage and this should not happen. If Lord Nelson knew what his prized ship was being turned into, he would turn in his grave.’

Ministry of Defence chiefs want to offload the ship but said it cannot currently be used for advertising as it is still part of the Navy’s fleet.

Former First Sea Lord, Lord West, said: ‘It is inevitable she will be used for corporate events - but if we have to go this route to prevent her turning into a wreck, so be it.’

Leaking, rot and a dangerous weight: The repairs the MoD can no longer afford

The MoD is considering the controversial move as part of a bid to reduce a £38billion defence deficit.

An MoD spokesman said: ‘We are considering options. Under consideration is how her future can be secured by responsible custodianship as befits such a national icon.’

Whatever does happen to the ship, it will keep its status as flagship of the Second Sea Lord and will not leave Portsmouth.

But what would Nelson really think? Well, apparently, he was a bit of a party animal himself.

His mistress, Emma Hamilton, arranged his 40th birthday celebration for 1,800 guests at her husband’s house.

And she once danced naked on a dining table for the benefit of her spouse, Sir Harry Featherstonhaugh and his friends.

MORE STORY AND PHOTOS HERE


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