Veterans'Ministers

#1
In the few years we have had a Veterans'Minister, we have had five. How on earth did we manage before?

Moonie, Caplin, Watson, Touhig and Twigge.

Not one of them with a smidgeon/soupcon of military service or knowledge .

The Defence Departments have more civil service staff than ever (apart from wartime) with practically no troops to civil service over.

What do fellow veterans make of it? Let me assure them that the Twigge Ministerial Office costs are substantial.
 
#2
Surely we must have some MPs in the labour party who have served in the armed forces, even if only in the reserves. Why can't they promote one of those, at least he/she would have an inkling of what service life was like.
 
#3
slim said:
Surely we must have some MPs in the labour party who have served in the armed forces, even if only in the reserves. Why can't they promote one of those, at least he/she would have an inkling of what service life was like.
Surely?
I don't think so.
The majority of today's MP's are self-serving. Few have served in the armed forces. Fewer in the Labour Party. You must be their cannon fodder.
 
#4
For the first time ever I believe we are getting professional politicians who have no other experiences and start straight from college/uni. The few ex servicemen around are either going or 'Call me Dave' has sacked them.
 
#5
slim said:
Surely we must have some MPs in the labour party who have served in the armed forces, even if only in the reserves. Why can't they promote one of those, at least he/she would have an inkling of what service life was like.
There are some ex-Booties certainly such as Frank Cook. The list below may also offer help. Look up the names listed in Who's Who and it should divulge the information, unless the MP has specifically requested not to have the information included, which all entries are entitled to refuse for security reasons.

ARMED FORCES RELATED PARLIAMENTARY ALL PARTY INTEREST GROUPS

[Last updated: 25 April 2007]

Army
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/070425/memi148.htm

Army Deaths
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/070425/memi149.htm

Far East Prisoners of War and Internees
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/070425/memi404.htm

Reserve Forces
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/070425/memi420.htm

Royal Air Force
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/070425/memi427.htm

Royal Marines
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/070425/memi428.htm

Royal Navy
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/070425/memi429.htm

Sea Cadets
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/070425/memi438.htm

War Graves & Battlefield Heritage
http://www.publications.parliament....arliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/070425/memi488.htm
 
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