LCpl Beharry points out that his beef is with Brown the man not the politician. He is not making any comments about his policies but about his behavior.
It is possible to be a complete sh1t and yet be an effective successful leader. Churchill, and Montgomery probably fall into that category and I'm sure most Arrsers have had personal experience of that type of leader.
Unfortunately Brown is not one of these. Brown is ineffective and unsuccessful and he falls short as a man.
Your man Broon the Goon is incredible! I just don't understand him. When he gets up of a morning, his very first thought must be: "What can I make a maximum fuck-up of today?".
And this letter he's supposed to have penned seems to be a very recent development, obviously a damage-limitation exercise when he found out the story was about to blow. Despicable, thoroughly reprehensible tosser.
I was absolutely furious with him. All that was going through my head was to knock him out.
Best line of the article-opposed as I am to random squaddie violence it would probably make the best political TV since Prescott got eggy.
That besides, it is an individual's choice whom to shake hands with. I personally get the hump when I see COs (Toms can be forgiven given that they have probably been ordered to do it) throwing a salute up to politicians, other than those like Ashdown or Duncan-Smith who were serving officers.
See here numbnuts, I wasn't a political entity in my unit nor did I ever publicly snub the Prime Minister. Like many many thousands of other Soldiers, I did my job for Queen, Country and my mates with no drama. And to specifically answer your question, I was the same as the next bloke in my unit, no more, no less.
I personally get the hump when I see COs (Toms can be forgiven given that they have probably been ordered to do it) throwing a salute up to politicians, other than those like Ashdown or Duncan-Smith who were serving officers.
Who salutes politicians? Seriously. I know that the American President is head of state and CinC, so gets the wave from US Armed Forces, but the PM and other pols aren't entitled and have never seen that to be honest.
Why the hell not?
If it helps get rid of this idiot and his cronies well done Johnson!
Perhaps the next lot will spend a little more money in the right places.
I see no poor judgement, just a bloke with big balls. But then we knew that.
DW, I always thought they stuck a Senior Officer on the Dias, so you would actually be saluting them, rather than the politician/ Mayor/ Ships Cat. Anyone saluting a politician wants their nuts chewed.
RGJB, Jamieson Barry (As GB will know him) can shake hands, or not, with whoever he wants, the same as you can. What circumstances he chooses to do so is for him alone to decide. It is still a slightly free country.