Two weeks sunning yourself on a beach in Spain/Portugal/wherever - 6 months in Afghanistan in conditions that make the word "basic" inappropiate, with the added danger of being shot or blown up ? and who should have the priority ? Comments like this make you wonder why any of us do/used to bother. Fcuk me, any faith I had in mankind has just took a severe dent.
Aye, Personally I would put far greater importance to getting our troops home than to bringing some impatient tourist home because their stuck somewhere sunny for longer than planned..........idea.......pick up the whiners and ship em to afghan.
Pardon me if I appear top be somewhat confused / angry..... If peeps decide to go on holiday, good for them, if then an "Act of God" decides to raise its head by appearing ie a Volcanic Eruption, then please correct me if I am wrong, it is not up to the british government to get said holidaymakers back to the UK. call me old fashioned, but if they took out adequate holiday insurance (not from happy shopper outlets) then i think i am right in saying that ABTA are bound by law to get them back to the UK (however long it may take. Dont give the RN shit by saying that " we were told we would be on a ship returning to UK). personally i think that returning troops home after a deployment in Afghanistan is a damn sight more important than a bunch of feckin whinging holidaymakers moaning that they are desperate to return home after sunning themselves on a beach somewhere (probably because they have now missed the opportunity to claim the benefits they are scrounging off honest taxpayers like ourselves).
I will probably be slated for this comment..... but Fcuk 'Em let them find there own ways home........