Ian Duncan Smith....Tosser

#1
Anyone know what rank the tosser IDS left the Army with ? He was Scots Guards and I thought he was a Lieutenant but he claims he was a Captain, the f***ing snot gobbling f***wit.
 
#7
Anyone know what rank the tosser IDS left the Army with ? He was Scots Guards and I thought he was a Lieutenant but he claims he was a Captain, the f***ing snot gobbling f***wit.
Who gives a ****!,,,,,,Btw, someone's turned your outrage bus into a submarine.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
Good to see the intellectual quality of the debate hasn't risen above rock bottom here on ARRSE!!
Wasn't there discussion about producing a standard form for this sort of ARRSE thread during one of the Tim Collins bitchathons:

I served/didn't serve/was once was in London at the same time with ******* and I/my mate in the pub/a man on the telly/someone on ARRSE/a balcony-dweller from Hereford says he's a top bloke/******/walting cnut.

It does save time.
 
#9
He may have been a good officer buts he's just pissed £400 million away on universal credit which is going to be quitely dumped as a disaster which most people with a scoobie said it would be much like a simple to understand tax code or a cheap effective army helicopter from westlands its not happening on this plane of exsistence:)

We will use state of the art IT systems to deliver coming from the uk gov its about as reasureing as Ugly saying watch this shit I wired up go boom but vastly less entertaining :(
 
#12
I like IDS. As far as benefits are concerned his analysis was good but his resulting plan is a spend a pound to save a penny
f-ckup.

He may have to fold on Universal Credit re trusting the benefits claimants with the rent money. I have already sent the keys back to lender on my buy to lets and invited them to go to court and appoint a rent receiver to take them over. I ain't waiting for my tenants to get into stealing rent via UC. Mitigating loss. We foresee bigger problems ahead if we were to plough on subsidising the lifestyles of our benefits tenants. It was OK overall when property was going up in value.

The Landlords Assn emails I get with bad tenant on the hop alerts seem to be changing pattern as the tenants skipping with rent arrears now tend to have more rent arrears and less property damage. Don't know why but there seems to be a pattern. If my tenants did a runner I reckon £15000 per house to repair their damage. Why pay that only to get tenants on UC who will steal the rent money every month. Bankruptcy would be a better option according to advice. Shift the risk to the bankers.

If there are landlords making profits I have yet to meet one.
 
#13
He was commissioned into the Scots Guards as a second lieutenant on 28 June 1975. He was assigned the service number 500263. He was promoted to lieutenant on 28 June 1977. He was moved to the Regular Army Reserve of Officers on 2 April 1981, signalling his retirement from the military.

His six-year service included spells in Northern Ireland and Rhodesia, where he served as aide-de-camp to Major-General Sir John Acland
 
#14
Considering he's not wrapped up in urine sodden cardboard, main-lining Buckfast and hunched down outside Kings Cross with a pathetically scrawled sign around his neck stating 'I STOPPED THE 3RD SHOCK ARMY FROM RAPING YOUR DAUGHTERS, PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO MY NEXT BOTTLE OF 20/20, - he's probably acheived more than most of the Cold War warriors inhabiting this site. I suggest to the OP that civvy life hasn't smiled on you in the 40 years since you handed in your greatcoat and kitbag.
 
#16
He was commissioned into the Scots Guards as a second lieutenant on 28 June 1975. He was assigned the service number 500263. He was promoted to lieutenant on 28 June 1977. He was moved to the Regular Army Reserve of Officers on 2 April 1981, signalling his retirement from the military.

His six-year service included spells in Northern Ireland and Rhodesia, where he served as aide-de-camp to Major-General Sir John Acland
So he wasn't a Captain ?
 
#18
Snippity................If there are landlords making profits I have yet to meet one.
Hi, I'm a landlord that makes a profit-nice to meet you.

I rent out two properties, one of which is mortgage free. I pay a total of £130 pm to a management company to manage these lets. For that fee, the management company source tenants, carry out credit, salary and background checks. They also manage the bond account which holds the tenants deposit. They also carried out pre-occupancy checks and provide a detailed inventory of fixtures and fittings and a building condition report.

As prospective tenants, I do not accept self-employed, DSS or single occupancy. I accept pets, as long as it's a gerbil called Gloria.

Letting periods are for longer than 6 months but not greater than 1 year.

Never, EVER, act as both landlord and agent: it is-mostly-doomed to end in hot, salt tears.
 

mercurydancer

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
Wasn't there discussion about producing a standard form for this sort of ARRSE thread during one of the Tim Collins bitchathons:

I served/didn't serve/was once was in London at the same time with ******* and I/my mate in the pub/a man on the telly/someone on ARRSE/a balcony-dweller from Hereford says he's a top bloke/******/walting cnut.

It does save time.
I am now swamped with self-guilt - I have served. I have been on a balcony. I have been to London. Should I ask the PMC to call the wooden box to be brought forward with the Webley inside? Drink a toast to me of finest Graham's port - I am going outside. I may be some time.
 

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