Fallon Resigns

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  1. BBC reporting. First casualty of the scandal.
     
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  2. But who is going to be handed the poisoned challice that the MoD is, even worse than the Ulster brief.
     
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  3. Priti Patel?
     
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  4. She's doing well at DFID, bringing them under control. Needs to be someone who hates the idea of a European army.
     
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  5. Splendid news. Labour now on the back foot with their nasty little ginger wretch.
     
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  6. He said his behaviour in the past may have "fallen short" of the standards expected by the UK military.

    Fallon resigns over behaviour claims

    That's an interesting one. Gives May the chance to say what an honourable chap he is and sets a possible precedent for 'how can the minister remain given that his/her standards fall well below those expected of the public servants in the department he/she leads?' (and for Shadow Ministers, delete 'lead' and replace with 'aspires to lead').

    And may causes all sorts of bother by way of precedent for those of a senior disposition who fail the service test...
     
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  7. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Sir Michael Fallon has resigned as Defence Secretary in the wake of allegations about sexually inappropriate behaviour after admitting that his past conduct may have "fallen below" the high standards expected of him. In a statement to the press Sir Michael said "I was going for the clunge. The knee is far below that. I am deeply ashamed."
     
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  8. One person mentiond on another site for Defence Sec, Jacob Rees-Mogg. A man of very high intelligence and cuts through the BS, tells it how it is and appears throughly likeable. The latter trait is unusual in a politician.
     
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  9. J H-B would have snapped his neck. She doen't have a problem over this.
     
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  10. Good f***ing riddance.

    That said, given the size of the hole in Defence Funding just now, I'd not be surprised if he hasn't taken advantage of circumstances to ditch a toxic appointment

    Priti Patel for Defence; and if she wants an MA / PSO / bag carrier, I am but a phone call away........

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    That look on her face; when she saw me in my phys kit, that was.
     
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  11. What does this mean for defence?
     
  12. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Means they need a new Defence Secretary, otherwise, normal jogging.
     
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  13. New Secretary of State? Other than that very little.
     
  14. Someone rising up within the area of defence has been our local MP - Mark Lancaster. Currently Minister of State for the Armed Forces with personnel, veterans and reserves as his remit. Also a (reserve) Colonel in the Royal Engineers.
     
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  15. He's a lightweight. He would never last on here.
     
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