Jeremy Vine Show - Request for Forces Families Feedback

#1
From the BBC:

The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 is covering the MoD survey of spouses on its programme today. We would like to hear from any wives, husbands, or partners who feel that army life has had a negative effect on their relationship and especially anyone who has tried to or who has successfully persuaded their partner to quit the forces to save their relationship. Please contact Vine@bbc.co.uk and include a phone number where we could ring you back this morning if you are happy to talk to us. Emails sent to that address may be read as comments on the programme.

Umbrella note from me:

Please note that this is a request for families to contact the show, not serving soldiers, who would breach MOD regulations in doing so.
 
#7
I listened to this today and was quite surprised that a lot of the people who phoned in and contacted the show didn't have much sympathy for the families, stating that if they don't like it don't marry soldiers. A few compared today to WWII when families were apart for longer than 6 months at a time. Troops may get sympathy but the families certainly don't!
 

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#8
Interesting insight into public opinion. When we push the Army in Society bit, it is useful to know where there is public sympathy and where there isn't. Exploit success and don't reinforce failure all that..
 
#9
Interesting to compare the phone in to the one that took place in the aftermath of the deployment of force to Heathrow. Joe Public were gushing about how glad they were to have a visible presence at Heathrow.
 
#10
ABrighter2006 said:
Interesting to compare the phone in to the one that took place in the aftermath of the deployment of force to Heathrow. Joe Public were gushing about how glad they were to have a visible presence at Heathrow.
As I said elsewhere they love us if there's the possibility of them actually having to face real danger. :x
 

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