hnhnwilliam said:At least Mr. Browne had the guts to accept full reponsibility. I hope he stays. I am no real fan of this government but we cannot continue to play musical chairs with high Mininsterial Officers of State. I would like to see a couple of Admirals sacked, with one losing his automatic knighthood.
The Navy has always had a great surplus of these gentlemen.
I also think too much emphesis has been put on the 15 regarding the media (who,why and what caused them to be taken captive in the first place.)
"Been out 20 Years"
I would suggest that Des has been very circumspect about what he accepts respnsibility for, and has avoided any statement about why the descision to allow them to speak to the media with or without cash was made.
I think we all know why they were captured in the first place, the general lack of investment in lour defence capability over the past 10 or so years, but will any one in the present government actually own up to that one and say the buck stops here.