Chris Finney GC

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He raises some very good points, particularly about the resettlement grant and transition to civvy street. The disparity between what the Forces get and MPs receive on leaving the Houses of parliament is, IMO, appalling :x

Edited for sausage finger effect :D
 
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Good article.

How ironic that the Americans wouldn't let their pilots appear at court but we have a gentleman who managed to get into the US Defence system and he is being hauled off before a court. I know there are major differences between Matty Hull being killed in Iraq and Gary Mckinnon working on computers but it just shows you how one-sided our "special friendship" is in some cases.
 
#8
says it all really:

When I left the Army, I qualified for a resettlement allowance of just £500. In contrast, MPs who leave the Commons receive between 50 per cent and 100 per cent of their annual salary to help them 'adjust' to life outside Parliament. Where is the fairness in that?
 
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"Why is there no Minister in attendance when our fallen heroes from Afghanistan are brought home to repatriation ceremonies at Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire?"

Tell you why mate, because the MoD get told they are absolutely NOT welcome by the bereaved families (I actually put it a tad stronger when I discussed it with our VO :D )
 
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Perevodchik said:
c.f What makes me even more furious is the demonstrable lack of respect shown by the Government to those who have paid the highest price and made the ultimate sacrifice: the war dead.
Why is there no Minister in attendance when our fallen heroes from Afghanistan are brought home to repatriation ceremonies at Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-George-Cross-works-centre.html#ixzz0VciANaUk


Most probably our fallen heroes families would not want the Government there to pay their respects ,Because of the hurt and distress they have caused them .
 
#11
Words of praise for a holder of The George Cross are superfluous - words of disgust, sufficiently censorious accurately to describe my revulsion for Brown and his government, are not yet in our vocabulary.
 
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Bowser-Mong said:
Good article.

How ironic that the Americans wouldn't let their pilots appear at court but we have a gentleman who managed to get into the US Defence system and he is being hauled off before a court. I know there are major differences between Matty Hull being killed in Iraq and Gary Mckinnon working on computers but it just shows you how one-sided our "special friendship" is in some cases.
I'm confused. Are you suggesting the pilots should have been sent to prison or that the hacker should remain in the UK?
 

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