MOD Buys Artwork

#2
Well you wouldn't want a Civil Service Mandarin having to look at some shoddy print of the 'Charge of the Light Brigade' or the 'Fighting Trincomalee' all day, heavens above what next, instant coffee and tea bags? :thumright:
NZB
 
#4
As I was rather snootily told by a high end Civil Serpent some years ago when I questioned the plush carpets, mahogany furnishings and leather chairs in a newly refurbished office suite…

"We need to create the right ambience to attract and retain staff of the highest calibre"

So you see, this is all part of enhancing the ambience for the 'high calibre' of staff MoD employs in it's dusty corridors…
 

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Lantern Swinger
#5
Oil_Slick said:
As I was rather snootily told by a high end Civil Serpent some years ago when I questioned the plush carpets, mahogany furnishings and leather chairs in a newly refurbished office suite…

"We need to create the right ambience to attract and retain staff of the highest calibre"

So you see, this is all part of enhancing the ambience for the 'high calibre' of staff MoD employs in it's dusty corridors…
Pity they're not trying to enhance the high calibre of Troops in Dusty/sandy places...
 
#11
The artwork is (hopefully) an investment, and can be sold in years to come to replace the fleet of two inshore patrol craft of our coastal defence force. Of more concern is the news that someone paid £2,600 each for a job lot of widescreen televisions. I think we should be told more about this!
 
#15
God save Ireland....I know its unforgiveable but Jeez, had to laugh when I read this and similar responses over on Arrse (by many of the same people).

Yer man Cleland ( who I've met and who - trust me on this - bears no great love or respect for Her Madge's Armed Forces) must be laughing himself into a coma ( not to say all the way to the bank) at all the sound and fury his bit of re-cycled, slow season, 'Dog Bites Man' TAT has produced....talk about a BITE :-D


You want to get all uptight and righteous about the Ministry of Waste check THIS out WHAT a load of b0ll0cks....

or spend two seconds with a calculator trying to figure out how much interest a MINUTE this lot is costing us......f6ck sake people, talk about media manipulation.....seduce my aging footwear!

Scuse the intrusion guys.....had to get that one off my chest!

Billy Bock
 
#16
Goatman_Blue said:
God save Ireland....I know its unforgiveable but Jeez, had to laugh when I read this and similar responses over on Arrse (by many of the same people).

Yer man Cleland ( who I've met and who - trust me on this - bears no great love or respect for Her Madge's Armed Forces, being a citizen of the Irish Republic) must be laughing himself into a coma ( not to say all the way to the bank) at all the sound and fury his bit of re-cycled, slow season, 'Dog Bites Man' TAT has produced....talk about a BITE :-D

Hats off Gary...yours will be a Guinness now? Another one here will ye barkeep? Here's to the boys behind the wire Gary eh? Erin go Bragh me son!

You want to get all uptight and righteous about the Ministry of Waste check THIS out WHAT a load of b0ll0cks....

or spend two seconds with a calculator trying to figure out how much interest a MINUTE this lot is costing us......f6ck sake people, talk about media manipulation.....seduce my aging footwear!

Scuse the intrusion guys.....had to get that one off my chest!

Billy Bock
Fury?!

Goatman's first link from DFID said:
Millennium Development Goals
Reduce by half the proportion of people living in extreme poverty and hunger by 2015
Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015
Make progress towards gender equality and empowering women by eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005
Reduce infant and child mortality rates by two-thirds by 2015
Reduce maternal mortality ratios by three-quarters by 2015
Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV / AIDS, malaria and other major diseases
Implement national strategies for sustainable development by 2005, so as to reverse the loss of environmental resources by 2015
Develop a global partnership for development, with targets for aid, trade and debt relief
Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
What is there here to get uptight about, unless it is our inability to acheive these goals.




And as for NR....What did you want them to do? Allow a successful and important business (important for the NE of England) to go to the wall?
Talk about media manipulation, you seem to swallow it whole.
 
#17
Joe,you hit the nail on the head with the Northern Rock Crock.

Put your hand on your heart and tell me that if the failing bank had been called 'BRIGHTON Rock' and was important to the South of England rather than a Labour marginal, that this government would have lifted a finger ?

Balls would they. The whole fiasco is politically inspired.


and the Vietnam page I was trying to link to is NOT the pink and fluffy statements on Third World relief ( all of which every right-thinking citizen is supposed to agree with it seems) http://www.fco.gov.uk/Files/kfile/VN%20project%20list%20updated%20May%2007.xls]]but this one :[/url]

Increased flow of people, goods and services in rural Vietnam by improving basic access for rural areas and providing a strategy for sustainable maintenance of rural roads nation wide
The MoD spends 140K on paintings for its revamped HQ building?
DfID spends Twenty Six Million on a rural road scheme for the Vietnamese?

How much Dieso can you buy with £26M? How many sets of CBA ?

Go figure as the Cousins put it.

And read this article .


Goats
 
#18
Goatman_Blue said:
Joe,you hit the nail on the head with the Northern Rock Crock.

Put your hand on your heart and tell me that if the failing bank had been called 'BRIGHTON Rock' and was important to the South of England rather than a Labour marginal, that this government would have lifted a finger ?

Balls would they. The whole fiasco is politically inspired.
We'll have to agree to disagree.

Goatman_Blue said:
...and the Vietnam page I was trying to link to is NOT the pink and fluffy statements on Third World relief ( all of which every right-thinking citizen is supposed to agree with it seems) http://www.fco.gov.uk/Files/kfile/VN%20project%20list%20updated%20May%2007.xls]]but this one :[/url]

Increased flow of people, goods and services in rural Vietnam by improving basic access for rural areas and providing a strategy for sustainable maintenance of rural roads nation wide
The MoD spends 140K on paintings for its revamped HQ building?
DfID spends Twenty Six Million on a rural road scheme for the Vietnamese?
I get a 404, but judging by your excerpt, I'm still not upset.

Goatman_Blue said:
How much Dieso can you buy with £26M? How many sets of CBA ?
Before or after tax?

Goatman_Blue said:
Not a very long dit, is the link correct?
 
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