Army chief in Iraq condemns plans to cut ... regiments

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  1. from today's Scotsman. They also have a good editorial on the subject

    maybe worth making the point that Gen John McColl is NOT from one of the threatened single-Bn regiments

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040913/17/f2fyq.html
     
  2. We need this bunch of tw@'s out of parliment and get someone in with a brain and a spine.

    Good report ! well posted.

    Rincewind
     
  3. And replace them with who exactly?

    just a small point
     
  4. With a bigger bunch of tw@ts, of course.
     
  5. With their record as of late, I thought a monkey from the Zoo would do just as good a job :twisted:
     
  6. What have you got against monkeys (simian not the "other" ones)
     
  7. Lets form a political party. might be a tadge right wing if we all got our two peneth in...

    could be fun

    Rincewind
     
  8. If a monkey will give me an extra £500 a year for having kids then lets have a whoop of baboons, Might get a grand then :wink:
     
  9. Whats the bloody point. No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in.
     
  10. This is a lose-lose situation for the idiots at the top. Do "they" punish Gen McColl (perhaps replacing him at a crucial time in a volatile theatre) and accept the inevitable flak? Or do "they" do nothing, perhaps opening the floodgates?

    Hats off to someone senior with the b@lls to speak out!
     
  11. I'll second that, not before time.

    Off course the establishment will never be wrong, even the Goon show had more get up and go in them.
     
  12. [quote="polyglory
    Off course the establishment will never be wrong, even the Goon show had more get up and go in them.[/quote]

    We're in the Hoon show, so what are you complaining about? Apart from lack of body-armour, NBC kit, a decent rifle, radios that work, enough manpower to guarantee decent gaps between deployments.......just fill in the rest yourself.

    On a serious note, General McColl qualifies his remarks quite heavily, obviously covering his back, but all power to him for speaking out anyway. What are they going to do to him? Send him to Afghanistan?
     
  13. Absolutely bloody unbelievable!
    Lets redefine maths laws shall we 4 + 1 = 4.........