Intelligent squaddies planned by Labour

#2
Cultural communication skills training
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Rodney2q
 
#3
Maybe putting more resources into the sector that is supposed to educate people before going out into the big, bad world might be money better spent. I always thought the Army did quite well in taking youngsters badly let down by the failing education system and giving them a fair grounding in literacy skills.
 
#5
Maybe putting more resources into the sector that is supposed to educate people before going out into the big, bad world might be money better spent. I always thought the Army did quite well in taking youngsters badly let down by the failing education system and giving them a fair grounding in literacy skills.
What ? Risk criticizing their paymasters who coughed up 88% of Labour party funding in 2010.....?
 
#7
Maybe putting more resources into the sector that is supposed to educate people before going out into the big, bad world might be money better spent. I always thought the Army did quite well in taking youngsters badly let down by the failing education system and giving them a fair grounding in literacy skills.
What he said (well, all the services per se.)
This is why I think we are at the level where any further cutbacks in manpower are a false economy.
 
#8
The electorate are more likely to trust Ian Huntley at a f***ing kindergarten than they ever are to trust Labour with the economy, defence or welfare spending any time soon.

Cheap, eye-catching, headline-grabbing nonsense. Despite all their rhetoric, they really haven't moved on from the "Government by PR machine" ethos that defined the Tony Blair years, have they?
 
#9
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Rodney2q
Does this mean I would have been taught how to say "Drop the f***ing AK, or I'll blow your f***ing head off" in all the languages of Her Majesty's enemies? If so, then excellent. If it means I would be taught how to hug bunnies, trees and clouds, then I'll pass, thanks.
 
#10
I would imagine that most - if not all - companies teaching 'cultural awareness' are owned and run by Guardian readers, and a bet a fair few are also 'FoT' - Friends of Tony.
 
#11
It makes the rather patronising assumption that there isn't intelligence already there.

Some of the most astute observers of politics and world affairs that I've ever met have been service-people, largely because they've been at the sharp end, seen what really went on and know what really works, rather than some safe-at-home politician with lofty ideals.

My immediate worry is that this - if it ever comes to fruition - will be more of an attempt to reinforce/instil 'accepted' ways of thinking (accepted, that is, by the Labour Party) rather than something which will result in something which benefits the individual concerned and society/the world as a whole.

exbleep hits many nails on the head in the post above.
 
#12
#13
Despite all their rhetoric, they really haven't moved on from the "Government by PR machine" ethos that defined the Tony Blair years, have they?
I seem to remember Tony's "education, education, education" speech in 1997. Surely 15 years on, the shining products of Labours brilliant education policy are just about to apply for jobs in the Army. I doubt they will need any further education from a thick 30 something NCO who by definition is a product of Tory mis-education of the 80's and 90's.
 
#15
What a load of crap... This is more thinking from the line of...

"we want all nurses to be graduates"

"we want all prison officers to be graduates"

I will say no more
 
#16
So the plan is that in a few year's time the only profession where no paper qualifications are needed just

'Following in the family footsteps'
'Knowing the right people' or
'Being a bloody good bloke'

(Which has worked quite well for the military, after being filtered through basic training or RMAS)
will be parliament.
 
#17
Labour would be better off trying to square some of their own MPs & policies away, certainly before looking to re-invent the wheel in other fields.

People in glass houses, rocks, etc.
 
#20
Notice the part about military education officers being more integrated with local schools etc... Another Branch about to be severely pruned?
That's another ill thought out rubbish from JM, he assumes all OR's do not hold any significant qualification and narrowing the focus on primarily officers.

Also the Army doesn't hold back anybody wishing to improve their numeracy & literature skills and and the ELC/SLC education allowances the Army officers doesn't discriminate either.

Ex bleep hit the nail, Labour along with the rest need to focus on improving the the financial & overall resettlement package, with all these redundancy tranches ongoing I believe there's been no change, the 'basic' resettlement package is poor & the Civvy companies know the system better than the bloody army (obviously to attract and retain customers) get that element sorted for the big bad world.
 

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