Cheeky fu.cker!

napier

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#1
I have just received an email from the 10 Downing Street website re: SSAFA/Headley Court. The link says the following:

On behalf of the Government, the Defence Secretary, Des Browne, welcomed the Council's decision and commented that "We are delighted that Mole Valley District Council recently granted permission for SSAFA's proposed development. The Government will continue to work together with SSAFA to make best use of this new facility."
(my bold)

Swiss Des might be a part time SecDef, but he's got more neck than a full-time giraffe.
 
#2
napier said:
I have just received an email from the 10 Downing Street website re: SSAFA/Headley Court. The link says the following:

On behalf of the Government, the Defence Secretary, Des Browne, welcomed the Council's decision and commented that "We are delighted that Mole Valley District Council recently granted permission for SSAFA's proposed development. The Government will continue to work together with SSAFA to make best use of this new facility."
(my bold)

Swiss Des might be a part time SecDef, but he's got more neck than a full-time giraffe.
Heh! When I saw my same email I just laughed - it's either do that or cry when it comes to this government! :wink:
 
#3
What really sickens me in this case is that it's a Charity that has taken upon itself the task of looking after the families of seriously wounded Servicemen and women. Why couldn't the MoD have seen this coming and taken it on themselves?
I know what SSAFA stands for, but it shouldn't be left to them to pick up the pieces...
 
#4
Petriburg said:
Why couldn't the MoD have seen this coming and taken it on themselves?
I know what SSAFA stands for, but it shouldn't be left to them to pick up the pieces...
Two words: Military Covenant.

No it shouldn't be this way and hopefully with enough pressure, it won't always be this way. The worm is beginning to turn - I just hope that it goes all the way...
 
#6
Had the same E-Mail on Friday.
Made me wonder, what would the Governments stance had been if decision had gone other way. Would they now be pledging to find a suitable alternative?
 

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