Ainsworth had done another toady interview with Labour man Maguire, instead of talking about the job in hand he talks about himself AGAIN. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/08/22/i-m-a-doer-more-than-a-thinker-in-another-life-i-d-be-a-sgt-major-that-is-where-the-real-spirit-of-the-armed-forces-lies-115875-21615259/ ........in an era of freshly scrubbed politicians who look like they were cloned in a lab, he is refreshingly plain-speaking, a bit of a bruiser. Other Cabinet ministers (grand panjandrum Peter Mandelson, Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling) shaved off moustaches after Labour focus groups were said to have found that voters trusted clean-shaven ministers. Instead, Ainsworth took a stand against fashion. Stroking the hair above his top lip, he said: "I grew this when I was 17. I think I was trying to look older at the time. "I got a tooth bust by somebody who decided they didn't like me and I thought the moustache hid a scar on my lip. "It's true that people were told facial hair was not appreciated by the British public but I just decided to keep the moustache." A vainer minister would also have capped the tooth - but it remains broken. Ainsworth declared himself a doer, rather than a grand thinker of great political thoughts. Asked who his heroes are, he would not answer Nelson or Wellington. He said: "My heroes are the non-commissioned officers. "If I had another life that's what I'd be - a regimental sergeant major or a similar rank. That's where the spirit of the armed forces is."....... In the same interview he tells how he increasingly knows families who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan. Pity he didn't contact them then. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208404/As-MoS-poll-reveals-67-want-Britain-Afghanistan-does-Labour-care-all.html Does Labour care at all? Now even Bob Ainsworth's friend whose son died in Afghanistan bomb blast condemns defence minister Gordon Brown's policy on Afghanistan was thrown into disarray last night after his Defence Secretary, Bob Ainsworth, was publicly condemned by a friend whose son died in a bomb blast. And a shock new poll revealed that a majority of voters - 69 per cent - now want Britain to pull out. Peter Fullarton, who lost his son James in a bomb attack in Helmand last Sunday, said Mr Ainsworth failed to send his family a note of condolence - even though he had known the Minister for 20 years and his son used to serve Mr Ainsworth drinks at their local working men's club. Anger: Bob Ainsworth (left) was a regular customer when Lance Corporal James Fullarton worked in a bar as a teenager After The Mail on Sunday intervened-Mr Ainsworth made an astonishing U-turn, sending a belated letter to Mr Fullarton and offering to attend James's funeral. The U-turn came as Mr Ainsworth gave an interview to the Laboursupporting Daily Mirror, saying: 'Increasingly I have known relatives of people who've been killed or badly injured.' Asked whether he meets grieving relatives, he said: 'How can you refuse?