"Cutting training for our Reserve Forces is unforgivable" -

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I sent an email to them and now I'm on the Tories' mailing list.

This just in from D. Cameron:

Dear Joe,

This week MPs returned to a Parliament still engulfed in the expenses crisis. My message to Conservative MPs was clear: money has got to be paid back, and everyone has to abide by the eventual decision on how much they should pay. To me, that's the least we can do to try and sort out the problems of the past, before going on into the future.

As an Opposition, we've still got an important job to do of holding this Government to account. That's why I made it clear to the Prime Minister this week that it's unforgivable that the training budget of our Reserve Forces is being cut. It's crazy that a government which was willing to waste £12 billion on a pointless VAT cut won't spend £20 million on making sure that the Territorial Army is kept ready and prepared.

The Prime Minister later sent me a letter insisting that reservists will still get their standard pre-deployment training. But that's like telling professional football players to rely on pre-match warm-up sessions before going onto the football pitch. The only difference is that we're talking about volunteer soldiers here - and their football pitch is Afghanistan.

I know how fed up people are with all the things that have been going wrong in our Parliament. But these cuts in the TA show only too clearly that until people finally have a chance to pass their judgments at a General Election, we've got to focus on the job we've all been elected to do.

David Cameron.
 
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like telling professional football players to rely on pre-match warm-up sessions before going onto the football pitch.
Not a bad analogy to be fair... never saw myself as an El Hadji Diouf.. then again I'm not an overpaid muppet... oh wait :?
 
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JoeCivvie said:
I sent an email to them and now I'm on the Tories' mailing list.

This just in from D. Cameron:

Dear Joe,

This week MPs returned to a Parliament still engulfed in the expenses crisis. My message to Conservative MPs was clear: money has got to be paid back, and everyone has to abide by the eventual decision on how much they should pay. To me, that's the least we can do to try and sort out the problems of the past, before going on into the future.

As an Opposition, we've still got an important job to do of holding this Government to account. That's why I made it clear to the Prime Minister this week that it's unforgivable that the training budget of our Reserve Forces is being cut. It's crazy that a government which was willing to waste £12 billion on a pointless VAT cut won't spend £20 million on making sure that the Territorial Army is kept ready and prepared.

The Prime Minister later sent me a letter insisting that reservists will still get their standard pre-deployment training. But that's like telling professional football players to rely on pre-match warm-up sessions before going onto the football pitch. The only difference is that we're talking about volunteer soldiers here - and their football pitch is Afghanistan.

I know how fed up people are with all the things that have been going wrong in our Parliament. But these cuts in the TA show only too clearly that until people finally have a chance to pass their judgments at a General Election, we've got to focus on the job we've all been elected to do.

David Cameron.
That sounds almost as though a politician actually understands the situation 8O

Scary or what :?
 
#4
OF COURSE HE DOES. HE WANTS YOU TO VOTE FOR HIM!
 
#5
I saw a great protest today, drove past a certain TA centre in a south coast town. Their

"100 years and still going strong" banner was still on display but screwed up.

Surely no accident, very clever.
 
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