Interesting piece in Private Eye this week from 'Squarebasher' that Army recruiting is to be privatised. The MoD are attracting bids from Serco, Manpower and Capita. It says that recruitment was privatised in Scotland in 2001 and that out of every 100 who made it onto the parade square 70 then decided army life wasn't for them. Anyone come across this and is it a wise idea for someone who's never been in the Forces to blag someone about what it's like or doesn't it work that way. I can just imagine some pinko putting off everyone that walks through the door saying ' Oh, you don't want to join this lot they're all violent drunks and bullies' or something along those lines.