I was obliged, once upon a time, to cadge a lift out of Iraq on a casevac flightThe same military that lost 37 in Snatch Landrovers despite warnings that they were entirely inappropriate even as they were arriving in Iraq? That three years later was still claiming they were appropriate for patrolling in dense urban environments?
There are no politicians with experience of leading a country through a pandemic. There are no civil servants with experience of building emergency infrastructure from scratch. There are no health workers with experience of running health through a pandemic.
And, on the subject if hardship payments, there are no Treasury staff with experience of dispensing huge sums of money to a huge, entitled. population.
If they get half their decisions half right, they’re doing well.
Two of the casualties, one Cpl and one Capt, were, while we were waiting for the connecting flight, arguing over snatch vs warrior.
The cpl was championing SNATCH, the officer warrior. It was a really interesting debate, and each gave a very good first hand account of why their preference was best. In the end, I think the Cpl had the most convincing case
So I am less persuaded that the anti-SNATCH lobby,armed with the glorious benefit of hindsight, necessarily had it right.