As far as the soldiers go I am sorry but I don't see which country they are fighting for. They take a job which comes with adventure and whatever else they are seeking but it can also mean bad injuries and even death. Part of the deal if you choose to go to war, or not?
- Francisca, Michelbach-le-Bas, 29/9/2009 17:34
Not really suprising is it? The TV is full of adverts "Had an accident? Well sit back and let compensation set in!" The world is full of bleeding hearts, most of which support the wrong cause. Not saying bin men don't do a good job, although why they removed a bin bag from my wheely bin because it was stopping the lid closing properly, then emptied the bin and left the bag next to it, is beyond my limited comprehension . But thats another matter. No one would begrudge a payout like this if standards were fairly and consistantly applied. He was off work, lost his job, fair enough compensation, but people get annoyed at the disproportionate sums given to people when others get nothing. And seeing as this is the NAAFI I'd better throw a few fcuks and cnuts in before it becomes too sensible.
The trouble with that newspaper report is that it doesn't tell you much about the bloke and the newspaper is inviting you to fill it in as you see fit. Putting up a picture of him grinning and then comparing his award tariff to what a soldier gets is just making the bloke out to be a grasping bell-end.
This might be true. He might be the skivingest knob-gobbler on the planet. On the other hand, he may be a bloke who's worked all his life, fcuked himself up on the job and has banged in a claim. I don't know enough about him to make the judgement, but all of his comments in the article made him seem like an OK bloke.
Lads and lasses who get hurt overseas should get looked after properly. A lump sum and good medical care for however long they need it is not a lot to ask for, but that paper shouldn't be picking on some poor cu-nt of a binman to make the point.
Right i'm off to buy a coffee. What, Â£1.40!!!!! That Â£1.40 could be used to buy an additional sandbag to protect our boys. It's a fcuking disgrace!!!