Is it just me, or does anyone else find it outrageous that Brown has the time to write a book whilst holding the office of PM?
Churchill loved painting, but only produced one picture during six years of war even at a time when travelling took longer and meant greater isolation from comms. Thatcher only slept about 4 hours a day whilst PM.
We are fighting 2 wars simultaneously and yet this pillock thinks it is appropriate to publish books pontificating about courage. He should be using his time to find ways of supporting those that are displaying courage, not writing about and making money from their deeds.
And as for new medals I would rather see the guys in Iraq and Afghanistan treated with dignity and care in a military hospital (amongst their own) when they are injured. Rather see the families supported properly when they are away, ie free parcels to BFPO numbers. Rather see the right equipment being sent to the right places and finally before i get off my soap box, see the government stop treating the public with utter contempt and talking down to the public like fools. Thank you!!!
Im with you on that one, the REAL hero ended up in hospital with burns and a broken leg after trying to bring down TERRY outside the airport, therefore didnt have the time to heroically hang about for the next three hours waiting to give interviews to every news agency that turned up.
It did annoy me ever so slightly (by that i mean i got the rage) when Brown hung his hat on Smeaton's self agrandising interviews, by informing the world that "our country owes him a debt of gratitude"
Shame he never Owed any of our boys who came back in a box a debt of gratitude!!
The very same Kevan Jones who last week complained that the CDS spent £200 K in entertaining over a two year period (MPs on average claim £140K in expenses a year).
Both he and Broone are constantly trying to divert attention from their own failings.
Mechanisms are already in place to recognise and award heros in fight against terrorism. Broone has effectively bounced this back to military - when they come back with a proposal, his accountants will demand to know where the money will come from. "Of course you can have more medals - which quarters shall we neglect to pay for them?"