New Minister

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by OSLO, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. OSLO

    OSLO New member

    Once again, we get a new minister who has never worked in Defence, never served a day in uniform and has no real, tangible experience or knowledge of the department. This at a time when op tempo is at its highest, constraints on budgets are high, new equipment projects are overbudget and late.....
     
  2. barrackstanchion

    barrackstanchion New member

    Within the Labour Government and party is there one Labour MP who has served his or her country in armed conflict? None I am aware of None that has served his or her country on the battlefields of Colchester or Plymouth NAAFI's either .
    Disregard them all.
     
  3. PinkMafiosi

    PinkMafiosi New member

    Actually, It must be impossible to find one with those credentials!
     
  4. onions

    onions Supporters - GCM

    Unfortunately Oslo that's life. You cannot make prospective MPs join up. I agree that they lack any perception of service life, they are just fed waffle by the spin doctors. Not only that, if they do not represent a "service" area they really don't give a shit.

    Semper Strenuissima
     
  5. Well, as she doesn't rely on the vote of anybody, we can assume that she definitely won't give a s**t.

    Straight from MoD (Centre) Truth Factory;

     
  6. seafarer1939

    seafarer1939 New member

    I wonder why the Tories have never sounded out that Irish born leader of that famous speech[Collins]
    or the Mendoza officer who was hounded out.I respect both men and they are fine speakers,they should be shadow Armed forces spokes persons so Cameron, get to it,get them a peerage and lets get some proper questions answered.
     
  7. thingy

    thingy Supporters - GCM

    Onions,

    I know it's not quite the same, but they can choose to have a taster of service life by signing up to the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. Also quite a few MPs are ex-Regulars.

    PM me for further details, if interested.

    Steve.
     
  8. NotmeChief

    NotmeChief Banned

    And this Lord Drayson, is he still to receive parliamentary pay while playing with his scalectrix?
     
  9. dondon

    dondon New member


    What a slendid idea "seafarer1939" , afraid the slimy cxxxs on the labour benches would hound them day & night , sad as that me be . would love to see them appointed though .
     
  10. Well here's a thought;
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/11/29/cnmod129.xml
     
  11. thingy

    thingy Supporters - GCM

    NotMeChief, he will receive no pay as a Minister whilst he is on long leave. As a member of the unelected place he receives no salary, only attendance, etc allowances when he attends the House of Muffins.

    thingy
     
  12. MCCFairy

    MCCFairy New member

    Another explanation for the delays to FRES is that the vehicles will have to meet current and planned EU emission laws - I kid you not !

    Reminds me of a Contracts Bulletin announcement a few years back for " environmentally friendly hand grenades" - agian, I kid you not !
     

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