Disgust over Ms DeBique

#1
BBC News Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8616866.stm

I've tried to view this case dispationately and objectively, but my overall feeling is complete disgust for Cpl DeBique exploiting the system. I am fed up of people using the racial discrimination card when sueing the MoD. Our country has become so hyper-sensitive to being racially discriminative, every time someone uses the race card, they are practically handed a compensation!

Someone please explain to me how being reprimanded for failing to show up for a parade is racially discriminating? Or was it because her relative was refused a visa?

And the amount she is awarded? How on earth can anyone justify it?

It's come to the stage that if you are white in the Armed Forces, you will get a worse deal!!

Don't get me wrong. I fully understand the need for comonwealth soldiers and I mean them no disrespect or racial slur, but when somebody like Cpl DeBique abuses a system put in place for real cases, I get a tad annoyed.

And what makes me angrier is that fact that very seriously injured soldiers would get less in compensation then she will from this case! I have lost faith in the system and this country's judicial system.

*Edited due to the fact you guys are right, and she doesn't deserve a rank which is known for being the mainstay of the NCOs
 
#4
Found a website that may interest those who feel we are been ordered to bend over and drop our trousers before been well and truely fcuked.

http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/campaign/2010/04/the-army-is-not-a-normal-employer.html

Edited to add:
In the microcosm, this case may well cost taxpayers over £100,000 in compensation. That is expensive in itself, and pretty outrageous when compared to the compensation of £92,000 paid to soldiers who lose an arm or a leg, or become entirely deaf due to injury.
from said website
 
#5
tubbs1970 said:
Found a website that may interest those who feel we are been ordered to bend over and drop our trousers before been well and truely fcuked.

http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/campaign/2010/04/the-army-is-not-a-normal-employer.html

Edited to add:
In the microcosm, this case may well cost taxpayers over £100,000 in compensation. That is expensive in itself, and pretty outrageous when compared to the compensation of £92,000 paid to soldiers who lose an arm or a leg, or become entirely deaf due to injury.
from said website
Offtopic, but not a particularly well informed article, which claims "There are already serious and very real concerns about how soldiers are meant to deal with fighting a war with the possibility of Human Rights Act prosecution hanging over them."

There are indeed such concerns but they are not "real", but are fed by this type of careless statement which causes commanders to look over their shoulders unnecessarily. The simple fact is that there is no such thing as "Human Rights Act prosecution".
 
#10
I will turn the light out and lock up..................

Yip we all fecked

Magic
 
#11
I'm disgusted over "Cpl" DeBique and not just her shameless compensation case.

My disgust is aimed squarely at her obese body and the fact some male managed to throw some sperm into it.
 
#13
Is it too politically incorrect to say "where was the father" when there was a need for some parental cover?
 
#14
Anyone else notice this comment:

Her daughter was initially cared for by her family on the Caribbean island of St Vincent. She then brought her child to England, and asked if a relative could come to the UK to help with childcare - but was told immigration rules did not allow it.
How many Gurkha's & other foriegn nationals who are in the British forces have family residing in their native country & they send money home for their care?

If she's a single mother & her child is growing up 'back home',when she joined up she must've known or had explained to her the implications of being a single mother in the Army,surely to leave her daughter at home in the care of her family would've been better for her.
Where's the father anyway?

Would I be synical in thinking she's after 'immigration by stealth' or useing the Army as a way of getting an easy ride?

I think she had this planned out all along...
 
#15
Concidering that she brought the brat to the UK, after she started 'working' as a soldier, I would say she caused the problem:

Her daughter was initially cared for by her family in St Vincent. She then brought her child to England
Also, as she was offered another job, how does that make the MoD guilty? She already had all weekends, evenings and nights off duty!

The MoD said Cpl Debique was offered an alternative job, but left.
 
#16
Like me i dont think she shuld get a penny.I also think she should be discharge as unfit for purpose (cant bring kids up properly in the military and do what is expected of you )
 
#18
You are told to get your domestic arrangements sorted, and you have the opportunity to talk to your superiors to set things out.

Then if your arrangements fall down you have to fail your child or fail your duty but accept the reprimands as part of not failing your child. It's your choice.

She should have made sure of cast-iron cover before bringing the child over, that is only common sense. Did she ask the question 'What if my child-minder fails?' and have back-up arrangements?
How did she ever get that stripe, cornflakes?

Totally unrealistic PC-governed decision.
 
#19
interestednovice said:
Why is the army recruiting fat single mothers ?
So you don't have to go down town looking for them. Saves time. Troop welfare doncha know.
 

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#20
interestednovice said:
Why is the army recruiting fat single mothers ?
To shorten the amount of time off for male soldiers. If they are already in camp, no reason to go down town looking.
 
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