I agree... but it won't happen. :xstumpy said:The annoying thing is that the military will get the blame for this when it should be laid at the door of the politicos who insisted on the PFI scheme. This happens a lot, the government insist on a huge Typoon order for European political reasons, but the defence budget suffers. I do think that where there are cost overruns due to political reasons these should be passed to the Treasury (fat chance).
Lewis Page wrote a book (which is great in parts) about MoD waste. I guess that he visits this site, so I wonder if he has drawn up a list of defence overspends that are due to political interference and not military need? (It might be in an annex, but I have lent my copy out). I guess it would make interesting reading, and possibly take some of the heat off the military.
If the kno**nd known as Lewis Page does read this Forum, I could almost be persuaded that there is a God.stumpy said:Lewis Page wrote a book (which is great in parts) about MoD waste. I guess that he visits this site
Actually having been in on several occasions, it has been done pretty well and seems to be popular with most who work there - but they you would hope so considering the cost!lsadirty said:I left the MoD in 2003, before my branch moved into Main Building: since then , the lads who stayed on have told me it's so PC, totally faceless for a branch to operate in - all open plan, can't have a laugh or a joke like my time, in case you upset the J Arthurs next door - thank you God for early retirement schemes.............
'Cheaper part of London'? Surely you mean 'almost, but not quite so vastly expensive part of England'. I thought that the MoDs policy was supposed to be 'rustication' to cheaper parts such as South Wales.Skate_bastard said:/Not for much longer the guards are on the move next year, off to a cheaper part of London vacated by the Artillery
The money in question (not sure of the exact amount) to refurb the Mod main building also includes the money being spent to relocated everyone in the Old War Office builing opposite, we're due to move over in 2009 (about 800 of us) if all goes accordingly. What happens to the Old War Office building I've no idea but it must be worth a percentage of the initial 2.3 billion - not all I know.F169 said:Just read a letter in the Sunday Torygraph suggesting the refurbishment of the Main Building is costing 2.3 billion. Can this extraordinary amount actually be true?!
Surely, not even the Guards deserve to be sent to Wales, even the Welsh guards, don't want to go LOL...............JeffB said:'Cheaper part of London'? Surely you mean 'almost, but not quite so vastly expensive part of England'. I thought that the MoDs policy was supposed to be 'rustication' to cheaper parts such as South Wales.Skate_bastard said:/Not for much longer the guards are on the move next year, off to a cheaper part of London vacated by the Artillery
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