Cracking Torygraph article on State of HM Forces

#1
Torygraph Article by By Alice Thomson.

I know it's probably preaching to the converted but i think she has some rather good views of the situation.

TMS

Edited for Prep-school spelling ability
 
#2
Does anyone know where Denis (the menace) skinner lives? I am outraged to a point where I want to turn him into the duty punch-bag.
Excellent article, I like the point about civillians moaning about broken fingernails to blokes who have recently fought in the 'Stan.....
 

Biped

LE
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#3
Dennis Skinner JEERED when the question was raised. The cnut needs terminating!
 
#4
well lit really does not suprise me with this socialist left wing government, they seem to think that the armed forces is not a vote winner, let im begining to think they are very much out of touch, seems like they might just be a bit scared of the armed forces as it is something they and a lot of the top civil servants just don't understand........


Duncan
 
#5
The_Majors_Son said:
Torygraph Article by By Alice Thomson.

I know it's probably preaching to the converted but i think she has home rather good views of the situation.

TMS
Excelent article. The comments are pretty damn good too.
 
#6
I want to find out where the poster calling himself 'Mod' resides, after his comment, I would quite happily shoot him.
Other than that, good article
 
#7
Top bombing.

And that MP wants a kick up the feckin arrse. Jeering ffs... :evil:
 
#8
Dennis Skinner is the MP for Bolsover

its near junction 29 of the M1 in between Chesterfield and Mansfield

He as always a bit of a tit in the house of commons
 
#9
Dunc0936 said:
well lit really does not suprise me with this socialist left wing government, ......blah de dah de dah dit

Duncan
If you think this Gubmint is either Socialist or Left Wing I dread to think what you would have made of Brezhnev and his Ilk.
 
#12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...id=1772&in_article_id=500002&in_author_id=228

quentin letts on that matter:

Some misguided souls labour under the impression that the House's ancient heckler, Dennis Skinner (Old Lefty, Bolsover, b. circa 1855), is a wit.

He is not.

Mr Skinner is a sour piece of work who yesterday came out with a badly misjudged "joke" while a Conservative MP was talking about the death of one of our soldiers in Afghanistan.

A coward, too, Skinner.

Having made his "joke" and quickly realised that it had been ill-chosen, he altered his face and rearranged his legs, as though hoping no one would notice that he was responsible for the crass remark.
 
#15
"There are other concerns. The Army's pay-as-you-dine policy, which forces soldiers to pay for their food, is apparently producing a "pot noodle and sandwich culture".

Doesn't this infer that we got our food for free before?


"We shouldn't be pitying the Armed Forces;"

I don't think the Armed Forces have ever asked for pity, understanding and compassion, maybe.

Otherwise good article.
 
#16
Here's my effort - probably won't even get noticed but makes me feel a little better:

Skinner,

I was appalled to read of your heckling of Patrick Mercer MP in the House while he was speaking of the death of a British soldier during active service.

I realise that old socialists such as yourself have little regard for our armed forces or the sacrifices they make, but I think that when it is a government of which you are a member that placed them in the position of danger in the first place you could at least have had the manners to have kept your offensive and ill judged remarks to yourself.

Patrick Mercer MP was, I understand, trying to address the lateness of the inquests for those killed in action. This is a matter of great importance to the families of those who are killed and the delays and inconveniences the families suffer while waiting for an inquest date causes further distress and suffering to them. I fail to see why you felt this a good time to try and be witty (something which you appear to think you are rather good at).

I think it appropriate that you offer an apology to the House and to the families of British service personnel for whom Patrick Mercer MP was trying to speak when you interrupted.

That you and your political brethren hold the armed forces and their families in contempt is well known, but surely out of simple respect for the dead you could keep your mouth shut in future.

I am not from your constituency and so I don’t expect a response to this e-mail. I do, however, hope that you feel shame and remorse for the distress you may have caused and that this prompts you to donate a large sum, say a day’s pay, to the Royal British Legion, the very least that anyone with a spine would do after such an ill judged intervention.

Yours sincerely

Mr B
 
B

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#17
Murphy_Slaw said:
"There are other concerns. The Army's pay-as-you-dine policy, which forces soldiers to pay for their food, is apparently producing a "pot noodle and sandwich culture".

Doesn't this infer that we got our food for free before?


"We shouldn't be pitying the Armed Forces;"

I don't think the Armed Forces have ever asked for pity, understanding and compassion, maybe.

Otherwise good article.
Quite a few asked for PAYD though. Just check the early threads on this site. It was a big issue for many as I recall. Now you've got it.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
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#18
Dunc0936 said:
well lit really does not suprise me with this socialist left wing government,

Duncan
Socialist? Left-Wing? Where?

Arch privatisers, tax cutters for the wealthy, under-funders of hospitals, friends of globalisation, close ties with Europe?

More Blue than the Blue Wing, I think!
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#19
Mr_Baiter said:
Here's my effort - probably won't even get noticed but makes me feel a little better:

Skinner,

I was appalled to read of your heckling of Patrick Mercer MP in the House while he was speaking of the death of a British soldier during active service.

I realise that old socialists such as yourself have little regard for our armed forces or the sacrifices they make, but I think that when it is a government of which you are a member that placed them in the position of danger in the first place you could at least have had the manners to have kept your offensive and ill judged remarks to yourself.

Patrick Mercer MP was, I understand, trying to address the lateness of the inquests for those killed in action. This is a matter of great importance to the families of those who are killed and the delays and inconveniences the families suffer while waiting for an inquest date causes further distress and suffering to them. I fail to see why you felt this a good time to try and be witty (something which you appear to think you are rather good at).

I think it appropriate that you offer an apology to the House and to the families of British service personnel for whom Patrick Mercer MP was trying to speak when you interrupted.

That you and your political brethren hold the armed forces and their families in contempt is well known, but surely out of simple respect for the dead you could keep your mouth shut in future.

I am not from your constituency and so I don’t expect a response to this e-mail. I do, however, hope that you feel shame and remorse for the distress you may have caused and that this prompts you to donate a large sum, say a day’s pay, to the Royal British Legion, the very least that anyone with a spine would do after such an ill judged intervention.

Yours sincerely

Mr B
Excellent note, Mr. B. Very eloquent and witty. Sadly, as you say, he'll ignore it.
 
#20
Gleaming article in the Telegraph.

Dennis Skunker, A wizened old twat, been sitting on his keester there for more years than I care to remember, and never ONCE had anything Construcive to say in ANY debate. Why his constituents keep electing him beggars belief, maybe instead they should ELECTRIFY him, silly, stupid, old time class warrior, an adle brained old marxist faker in dire need of a long period of frontal lobe investigation for signs of intelligence, or latent amoebe acitivity.


Tompson!,.............Erm!.........Oh never mind.
 
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