Armed forces face radical changes under Lord Levene plans

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by xpat, May 30, 2011.

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  1. So they're basically saying that they want to give politicians all of the decision-making posts? Great. :roll:
  2. I worry how our Defence Secretary is a GP/was a GP. Play to your strengths eh?
  3. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    I do hope that this has been the case since the Restoration, and will continue to be so, in line with every other democracy in the World. Of course, they do things so much better in Egypt, N Korea, and other military dictatorships.

    Politicians are elected - they tell the Armed Forces what to do.
  4. With a little detail
  5. What experience does the noble Lord Levene bring to the job?
  6. He may be able to show us how to fiddle JPA claims!
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  7. None at all

  8. Some politicians 'Old Snowy', only some politicians.

    It is right that the 'elected ones' should 'tell the Armed Forces what to do', but - should they tell the Armed Forces how to do it?

    The Restoration - 351 years ago yesterday - Oak Apple Day!


    PS: I am confused and saddened by the 'republican' elements nestling in the bowels of this site. Sir Peter Levene is a very distinguished man, but is he distinguished enough to measure the life of a soldier or seaman who are under fire? Probably not. He was elected though, elected to the most apolitical job in GB - Lord Mayor of London - the City of London - so hated by socialists, and not to be confused with the ordinary and political job of Mayor of London.

    PPS: I do NOT recognise pretend peerages!
  9. A banker? Sounds reliable
  10. Medical doctors (as opposd to those with a Doctorate in anything) are trained amd educated in using evidence to make decisions, and analysing problems in a rational and logical way..... Note he didn't look to happy when the SDSR announcement was made by CMD.
  11. Given the problems we have had with bankers lately is LeVene a wise choice? And anyone with connections to MoD procurement should be hanged as a traitor. All in all we appear to have the source of the nation's problems attempting to unfuck the MoD. Hold On this could get lumpy
  12. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    This bit certainly sounds like good idea
  13. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Which is why they stuck him in Defence, if he'd been given Health he would have seen through the ideologically driven, non-evidentially based so called reforms they are trying to drive through.

    Andrew Lansley and his imaginary evidence – Bad Science

    Why is evidence so hard for politicians? – Bad Science

    I’d expect this from UKIP, or the Daily Mail. Not from a government leaflet. – Bad Science