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Yeah lets change the rules again. I believe the MOD has opened itself wide open for court cases from those who in the past have been refused entry because of previous convictions. My only hope in this particular case is that he is outed and sorted.
I take it this is a 'wind up' Just to pick up on what 'Tara' has already said I understood that up to this point you were not considered for employment in any of the Forces if you had served a sentence of more than 3 months. It could be though that Blair has seen 'The Dirty Dozen' and has decided that the film is a sound basis for the formation of a new Military Unit. Ian Brady as the CO, Myra Hindley as 2ic, what about Denis Nielson as Adj, pity Fred West 'topped' himself, he would have made a marvelous RSM.
According to the Mail on Sunday he has passed the entrance exam and is awaiting a physical. He has applied to a tooth arm, and the CO has been informed (though I doubt he had a say in the matter). He has been given a new identity and documents to support the identity and so in theory he will be anonymous. The MoD deny any deal has been struck with the Home Office to allow him a reprise on the party line of not accepting people who have been convicted of a schedule A or B offence. We shall wait and see. If his identity ever does come to light I don't give him more than a few hours before someone fills him in.
Ok! Master Bulger joining the Army!? I didnt think the Rehabillitation of Offenders Act 1974 covered murderers.?
This all sounds rather greasey and slimey to me. Those Big Wigs at Whitehall have probably all been gagged, and told in no uncertain terms that this reprobate is enlisting, and thats it. I'm sure this will all come out in the wash, the MoD and the Labour party will end up with egg on their faces or something more brown and smelly. A conspiracy theory, I fancy.? :-X
Is this chap going to join the Kings Regt.?
I wouldn't let that Bulger fellow join the Womens Royal Auxillary Balloon Corps.
Right, bit of an apology, my last rantings re this topic didnt make sense, the old red mist come down i'm afraid.
So here is the amended version, ignore my last. I had bout of right sided weakness. :-[
That Venables chap joining the Army?! I didnt know the Rehabillitation of Offenders Act 1974 covered murderers.
Those Big Wigs at Whitehall have probably all been gagged and told in no uncertain terms that he is enlisting, and thats the end of that. I'm sure it will all come out in the wash and the MoD and the Labour Party will end up with eggs on their faces or something more brown and smelly. A conspiracy theory, I fancy? :-X
So will he join his local Regiment? The Kings?
I wouldn't even let that Venables chap join the Womens Royal Auxillary Balloon Corps.