CGS has certainly be getting a lot of post recently, and it would be a good CI of sentiment to get him up there, at least in the nominations. The key question is: which category - business or public life? The latter would be a possibility (alongside David Walliams).
Could be a worthwhile campaign - any moderators around?
Nominated CGS in the Public Life category. In my nomination I majored on how he has shown clear integrity and courage at the highest levels of public life, in a demonstrable way where others dodge the column. Lets get that theme in too?
Linking to the other thread - Having a vague but passing acquaintance with CGS, I would say he would be mortally embarrassed at being nominated as the Greatest Briton 2006. However, to be present at the awards ceremony and pick up the prize on behalf of the ordinary British Soldier (aka Tommy Atkins) would be much more to his liking.
I do also believe that no single soldier should be nominated, as it is all of us poor bug*ers who have to work through and support the cra*p dropped on us by the Politicians.
I therefore believe that the nominations should be for poor old âTommyâ rather than someone specific.
The general has written his resignation speech - or has he?
Blair will have to respond by sacking him or acting on the general's views. Doing nothing is not an option. But of course, he is now a lame duck PM so he could resign.