Yikes! I spend a lot of time at Stourhead. It would be a total atmosphere-killer to bump into the coughing one there.
Just a thought but if someone is really struggling to earn a living don't they take any job available, however well qualified they are. I wonder if he feels that good honest work like temping or serving behind a bar is beneath him. Potential employers may be far more concerned about his complete lack of employment in recent months/years than his reputation.
Why should we feel sympathy for Maj (Ret'd) Ingram? He retained a pension following his resignation! I believe the correct form following a criminal conviction is a dishonourable discharge, which equals loss of pension rights. After all he was a serving officer at the time.
Would a soldier or SNCO after receiving a criminal conviction be treated in the same manner? I suspect not. Note that he hasn't appealed the conviction.
But they insist there are limits. They drew the line at starring in a porn film together. Thankfully, they also turned down the chance to wrestle on TV with disgraced politician Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine.
Major turns an alarming shade of red. âIâm innocent! I swear to you Iâm innocent!â he shrieks every few minutes. âSorry, sorry, donât mean to shout!â There is more than a touch of Basil Fawlty about his demeanour.
He is aged 43. 43 year old brigadiers are "Type A" manouevre brigade commanders - the very best of the best in the Army. Had he been on that track, at the age he left the Service he would have been a lt col, probably already in command, or at least selected for command, of a front line unit, having done a couple of crunchy staff jobs and sub-unit commands as a major. He wasn't, and he didn't. As our US friends say - do the math.....