Met Gordon Brown today at Camp Bastion

#1
Gordon Brown met a few hundred squaddies today, went round us, shook hands with loads. Gave a speech. Quite inspiring at this time of year.

Not much else to report on it.
 
#3
Nightrained said:
Gave a speech. Quite inspiring at this time of year.
Bloody Hell! I'm geniunely surprised at that comment. Saying that, with all the spin doctors / speech writers, he probably is capable of sounding inspirational, it's just a shame that talk is cheap. As far as I'm concerned, his actions speak louder than his words.
 

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#5
DozyBint said:
Nightrained said:
Gave a speech. Quite inspiring at this time of year.
Bloody Hell! I'm geniunely surprised at that comment. Saying that, with all the spin doctors / speech writers, he probably is capable of sounding inspirational, it's just a shame that talk is cheap. As far as I'm concerned, his actions speak louder than his words.
Oh, in that case, I didn't here a word.
 
#7
Just seen him on C4 news. Did nobody tell him that weating a buttoned up suit is a very bad idea when your gut is bigger than your chest?
 
#8
I heard (from a reliable source) that there were some medical staff sat on a warrior and instead of talking to them he commented on the Warrior....
 
#9
After 10 years of ignoring the Armed Forces, he now apparently wants to be their best friend. Could it be that his spin doctors have told him that by cosying up to squaddies he can boost his appalingly low popularity ratings? As far as I'm concerned, he's a forces-hating career politician that's not up to the job - like Bliar, he can't see a bandwaggon without wanting to jump upon it.

One thought, though, westminster has gone very quiet since he went on his travels. Just goes to show that the glove puppets aren't allowed to do anything while the puppetmaster's away.
 
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Mongoose said:
I heard (from a reliable source) that there were some medical staff sat on a warrior and instead of talking to them he commented on the Warrior....
Medic and RLC. Who were attached to the warrior infantry battalion, can't remember who though. He did speak to the medics and the RLC on them about tour..etc. I was beside the warrior.
 
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mnairb said:
Could it be that his spin doctors have told him that by cosying up to squaddies he can boost his appalingly low popularity ratings?
I'd wager it's a lot worse than that.

His spin doctors have been desperately trying to rescue him from the tsunami of excrement that has engulfed the government in the last two months. Associating him with the decisive military victory at Musa Qala is just the latest attempt to get his photo under some good headlines for a change.

I can't help thinking of the start of the film 'Gladiator'. Maximus and the Roman equivalent of NATO have just finished giving the Barbarians a good kicking while the benevolent emperor Marcus Aurelius looks on.

The fighting's over, the dust has settled and the wounded have been evacuated to the apothecary's tent. Cook Sodexho Minimus is getting a brew on for the troops and slaughtering some goats for tonight's dinner.

Suddenly, the emperor's wastrel son Gordon, err I mean Commodus, arrives in his VIP motorcade and asks, "Father, have I missed the battle?".

"Son", replies the emperor, "You've missed the war."
 
#15
"Associating him with the decisive military victory at Musa Qala is just the latest attempt to get his photo under some good headlines for a change."

Trust me, the timing of this visit has NOTHING to do with the timing of the Musa Qala offensive.
 
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jim30 said:
"Associating him with the decisive military victory at Musa Qala is just the latest attempt to get his photo under some good headlines for a change."

Trust me, the timing of this visit has NOTHING to do with the timing of the Musa Qala offensive.
And.........................
 

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#17
Ancient_Mariner said:
mnairb said:
Could it be that his spin doctors have told him that by cosying up to squaddies he can boost his appalingly low popularity ratings?
I'd wager it's a lot worse than that.

His spin doctors have been desperately trying to rescue him from the tsunami of excrement that has engulfed the government in the last two months. Associating him with the decisive military victory at Musa Qala is just the latest attempt to get his photo under some good headlines for a change.

I can't help thinking of the start of the film 'Gladiator'. Maximus and the Roman equivalent of NATO have just finished giving the Barbarians a good kicking while the benevolent emperor Marcus Aurelius looks on.

The fighting's over, the dust has settled and the wounded have been evacuated to the apothecary's tent. Cook Sodexho Minimus is getting a brew on for the troops and slaughtering some goats for tonight's dinner.

Suddenly, the emperor's wastrel son Gordon, err I mean Commodus, arrives in his VIP motorcade and asks, "Father, have I missed the battle?".

"Son", replies the emperor, "You've missed the war."
At least the fat cnut did'nt don a combat jacket and try and be "one of the boys"
 
#18
He was in Basra last night. Kept us waiting for hours, then made exactly the same speech - word for word - that he made when he kept us waiting for hours three months ago.

Except that he (mis)quoted Sir Winston Churchill and Viscount Montgomery of Alamein - two men who would despise him if they were alive today.

Oh and the media people found the only two black female soldiers in the Div HQ and had them stand behind him for the speech. There were also a disproportionate number of (relatively) fit women in the doughnut behind him as well. I really can't imagine that that was a coincidence. I thought we were above that crap in the army.

I don't know if he visited any of the blokes in the Battlegroups. Doubt it though.
 
#19
Did anyone manage to get him to autograph anything called "Cyclops" again?
 

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