Foreigners - Surplus to requirements

#1
With the latest round of belt-tightening looming large, the Government/MoD have, once again, the golden opportunity to do away with our friendly little chums from Nepal. At the same time they should surely be looking to kerb the drafting of Commonwealth people into the Army.

The dear sainted and thoroughly irresponsible Joanna Lumley (who seems to have lost interest in her charges) needs to be sectioned and the country needs to snap out of the misty eyed sentimentality that descends as soon as Gurka is mentioned. Have a stroll through Aldershot these days and see what a mistake it all was. It'll only get worse.

Whilst the government is quite rightly looking at reigning in the amount it fritters away on 'Overseas Aid' on undeserving causes, at the same time it would be wise to consider saving money (our money) and spending it on 'us'!

I think it is a travesty that British citizens will be slung out of their own armed forces in great number over the next three or four years, whilst those not of these shores will not.
 
#2
You are tekirdag and I claim my 5 Nepali Rupees...
 

ugly

LE
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#3
No he isnt silly, he is however right in many respects and I'm sure that targetting the money at welfare projects in Nepal would be better!
If I lived over there I certainly wouldnt want to move toAldershot or Hastings or Nuneaton!
there are a few who have settled since leaving and have set up and run business but there should really be a means test, if you cant support yourself then you shouldnt come here. I'd be happy with proper job offers and housing rented but we shouldnt become a welfare holiday destination!
I suspect that as with options for change not always the right people will be let go. Its the same outside when this sort of thing happens.
 

Command_doh

LE
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#4
we shouldnt become a welfare holiday destination!
Guess nobody told the bogus asylum seekers, the EU migrants who have no intention of working and West African/SE Asian NHS abusers then. We are already a laughing stock and hand - outs haven, so we can't really blame yet more people for jumping on the 'streets paved with gold' bus can we?
 
#5
It's all well and good getting on the 'Them & Us' jobs bandwagon now Queensman but it's been a hot topic for years in civvy street.

I think Joanna should be made to live in Aldershot. In the same way all p'oily-ticians should be made to have homes where there are windfarms, power stations or backing onto motorways and new rail links.

Will it ever happen ? 'Course not.

D_B
 
#6
I feel a Channel Four programme coming along.
For every Chav/dole scrounger/paedo etc etc that is offed,yer man gets a bonus point,the more points the more Gurkas are allowed into the UK.
 
#7
Guess nobody told the bogus asylum seekers, the EU migrants who have no intention of working and West African/SE Asian NHS abusers then. We are already a laughing stock and hand - outs haven, so we can't really blame yet more people for jumping on the 'streets paved with gold' bus can we?
Tut tut, you can't say things like that on Arrse, you'll have all the apologist falling over themselves to accuse you of being "Rasist, neo Nazi etc" , The fact that its true doesn't matter, you'll have to be sent to the salt mines or at least the Gordon Brown hospital for the bewildered, for a harsh course of brainwashing, sorry re-education in the joys & benefits of Multiculturalism! :)
 
#8
I feel a Channel Four programme coming along.
For every Chav/dole scrounger/paedo etc etc that is offed,yer man gets a bonus point,the more points the more Gurkas are allowed into the UK.
So Richard Dawson is coming out of retirement to host a new season of "The Running Man" then? :?
 
#9
It's all well and good getting on the 'Them & Us' jobs bandwagon now Queensman but it's been a hot topic for years in civvy street.

I think Joanna should be made to live in Aldershot. In the same way all p'oily-ticians should be made to have homes where there are windfarms, power stations or backing onto motorways and new rail links.

Will it ever happen ? 'Course not.

D_B
So are you saying we should not have any windfarms, power stations or motorways?
 
#10
How the **** are we supposed to consistently beat the navy every year if the original posters idea comes to fruition and we boot out or beloved Fijian ringers?
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
Tut tut, you can't say things like that on Arrse, you'll have all the apologist falling over themselves to accuse you of being "Rasist, neo Nazi etc" , The fact that its true doesn't matter, you'll have to be sent to the salt mines or at least the Gordon Brown hospital for the bewildered, for a harsh course of brainwashing, sorry re-education in the joys & benefits of Multiculturalism! :)

So that I end up being an in-denial apologist too? :) Or worse, a Labour voter (whom the people I mentioned become upon qualifying to vote)?
 
#12
@OP:
Maybe we should just get rid of thse who can't pass the basic fitness requirements and/or are crap at their jobs first.

Those Commonwealth soldiers you are so keen to get rid of are probably a minute percentage of the above.
 
#13
How the **** are we supposed to consistently beat the navy every year if the original posters idea comes to fruition and we boot out or beloved Fijian ringers?
They would have to lose their Fijians too, so we would still be in the catbird seat!
 
#14
Between this and your unfortunate comment regarding provincial accents in another thread, you are in danger of appearing to be a nasty old-school tory, Queensman!

Don't you know they're all pink and fluffy these days?
 
#15
@OP:
Maybe we should just get rid of thse who can't pass the basic fitness requirements and/or are crap at their jobs first.

Those Commonwealth soldiers you are so keen to get rid of are probably a minute percentage of the above.
If that right, and who do you think has the most cases of CWI (So can't do duties or exercises)?
 
#16
They would have to lose their Fijians too, so we would still be in the catbird seat!
This is true, though I think we have them beaten on the Fijian front by about 2 to 1.

Looking forward to getting back to see for myself in May.
 
#17
With the latest round of belt-tightening looming large, the Government/MoD have, once again, the golden opportunity to do away with our friendly little chums from Nepal. At the same time they should surely be looking to kerb the drafting of Commonwealth people into the Army.

The dear sainted and thoroughly irresponsible Joanna Lumley (who seems to have lost interest in her charges) needs to be sectioned and the country needs to snap out of the misty eyed sentimentality that descends as soon as Gurka is mentioned. Have a stroll through Aldershot these days and see what a mistake it all was. It'll only get worse.

Whilst the government is quite rightly looking at reigning in the amount it fritters away on 'Overseas Aid' on undeserving causes, at the same time it would be wise to consider saving money (our money) and spending it on 'us'!

I think it is a travesty that British citizens will be slung out of their own armed forces in great number over the next three or four years, whilst those not of these shores will not.
Reggie Dyer, are you back from the dead?
 
#18
So are you saying we should not have any windfarms, power stations or motorways?
No, did i say that anywhere ? Nope. As a Civil Engineer I'd like to see lots more. My point is where politicians like to dictate what is good for us, it would be nice for a change to see some permit pylons / motorways / nuclear power stations etc being built near their homes.

I removed wind farms as they are a total con. If we don't want blackouts and no-power nights, or to be beholden to foreigners for our basic power needs, we better go nuclear on a much larger scale. Then we can control supply and price. But I digress .........
 
#19
If that right, and who do you think has the most cases of CWI (So can't do duties or exercises)?
I have no idea - but I believe CWI are not caused by ones ethnic or geographic background. As someone who has served in Norway, I know for a fact that British 'born and bred' people get CWI too.
 
#20
I didn't see anything in the original posting that suggested getting rid of currently serving Commonwealth troops in favour of UK recruited soldiers.

I saw that he suggested a curb on Commonwealth recruiting- not quite the same thing.
 

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