Announcemrent on Army reorganisation delayed.

#4
I think it could be a case of 'Good day for bad news' when it is released, something which isn't going to help alot of people.
 

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#5
Dennis Healey's first law of holes: "when you're in a hole, stop digging".

Me thinks Call Me Dave has just realised this is a sure fire vote loser.

And axing the odd Scottish regiment or two is only going to help Wee Eck break up the UK...

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#6
"Just give it to us straight Doc, will we feel any pain, cos if we do................you,re****ed"
 
#7
Well if this is to be believed and it is predominantly support arms which take the hit, presumably the intention is to replace them with civillian contractors?
 
#8
Well if this is to be believed and it is predominantly support arms which take the hit, presumably the intention is to replace them with civillian contractors?
Proberbly true, which is all fine and dandy untill we need to take a bunch of untrained, unwilling civies to some shitehole war zone in order to fix out wagons.
 
#10
Dennis Healey's first law of holes: "when you're in a hole, stop digging".

Me thinks Call Me Dave has just realised this is a sure fire vote loser.

And axing the odd Scottish regiment or two is only going to help Wee Eck break up the UK...

Wordsmith
Depends how it's spun.. "Army cut to 'sensible peace time levels' in order to ensure every citizen can have emergency haemorrhoid surgery on the NHS/every school child gets a scientific calculator/child allowance is index linked to the price of gin" is a sure fire vote winner outside of garrison towns.


Axing the odd Scottish regiment will lose the Tories.. How many seats exactly? A
 
#11
Proberbly true, which is all fine and dandy untill we need to take a bunch of untrained, unwilling civies to some shitehole war zone in order to fix out wagons.
Which we do now and they are not quite untrained, very willing and the facilties are pretty good where they fix the wagons!
 
#12
Nothing to do with Her Majesty dropping subtle hints by having Gurkhas flank her dias during the review on Saturday then? ;-)
 
#13
Why oh why do we call it sports day? It's longer to say and it's not exactly subtle is it!
The Emperor Coe has decreed that no reference shall be made to the big event,or using it's name in any context without having paid a £25,000+vat Licencing and Publicity Fee.
His word is law.
Therefore the use of the word "Olympics" "Olympiad" "Paralympics" or any derivation thereof shall be punishable by a fine of £5000 or six months in prison.
PS
How is saying "sports day" any longer the "The London Olympics 2012"?
 
#15
Are running goat fucks actually an Olympic (TM) event? If not they should be CMD would win us a gold no problem.
 

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#17
And a week ago the Defence Secretary was saying that he has balanced the MoD accounts. Has he been sent back for another look by CMD?
 

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#18
Well if this is to be believed and it is predominantly support arms which take the hit, presumably the intention is to replace them with civillian contractors?
Just picture the next State occasion with street liners from Buck House down the Mall. One smart woodentop decked out in red tunic, bearskin etc, then 1 x doley decked out in hoodie with big mac and coke, the 1 x woodntop, 1 x doley and so down the Mall.
 
#19
Why not just get it ****ing over with?

It's pretty clear that the Army's cuts are being managed by public opinion (unless the 'leaks' about 1 Blankshires (even though the Blankshires are really part of the Duke of Redshire's Regiment now) appearing in the press to gauge public opinion are a complete coincidence), it's pretty clear that we're going to end up with huge cuts to the 'tail' because no-one who reads the Daily Heil gives a shit about them and it's pretty clear that any of the 'teeth' that are cut are going to be famous names because outside of the Rifles the infantry failed to embrace their new regiments and desperately tried to hold on to the old names and pretty much every infantry battalion the Army's got left has distinguished itself in Iraq and Afghanistan.

So just get it over with, tell everyone which famous names are going to go because you don't lose 20,000 troops without losing regiments and if we try doing it without cutting infantry battalions or armoured regiments then the British Army will starve to death with no comms, medical support, mechanics or anything else the next time we go to war and let the officers and soldiers who are left after the cuts get on with making the best of what we've got left in the aftermath.
 
#20
I think the carefully orchestrated media campaign on behalf of the Loamshires means they are safe this time round. I thought their idea to salsa past Her Majesty during the Diamond Jubilee review on Saturday was inspired. They made a mockery of the Navy's decision to only mince past! :)
 

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