IIRC Bill Rammell stood up in parliament yesterday and mumbled something about taking 2.5Million out of the proposed cutback of 20Million cuts in the TA Training budgets, to allow for 1 drill night per month. From this appallingly worded statement on the BBC my guess is that the remaining 17.5 Million cutbacks has been overturned.
I expect Cyclops didnt want to explain the actions of this bankrupted government at PMQ's tomorrow, so caved in under pressure from former Defence Secretary John Reid (He that said we would be in Afghanistan for 3 years and probably not a shot will be fired).
Don't hold your breath. This is just the standard weekly Labour panick - policy change. I'm waiiting for the spin to settle and see the 'headline unfriendly' stealth cuts that could well amount to the same thing as their latest PR disaster.
The U Turn by Brown could be more to do with this:
11.30am Oral Questions
Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion
Rentcharges (Notification) - Andrew Gwynne
Opposition Day (20th allotted day) â i) Local spending reports, ii) Future of the Territorial Army
Support for UK inventors - Mr David Heath
'It is now understood the TA training budget will remain untouched"
The question now is which other part of the MOD budget just lost Â£20Million? It means there is something else that has been cut!
But last week Our Dear Leader was presenting Â£45Million of taxpayers hard earned to the film industry, at the same time as the TA cuts were being announced! We can really see where the priorities are.