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  1. 123

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    Well, to be fair, he never implied that ex-Military MPs should all ex-officers, just Military or ex-Military.
     
  3. £50 to H4H when the first ex-squaddie shouts Naked Bar!
     
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  4. 123

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    Could Ed Miliband be the catalyst of a parliamentary chrysalis? Will that sluggish Caterpillar of modern Parliament shed its skin and turn into a butterfly - winged, colourful, something beautiful and majestic?
     

  5. Sadly I fear it never will. The proportion Of lawyers and professional politico's won't change until a fair few of their heads are on spikes on the embankment.
     
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    That said, David Cameron is a brave, brave man with a daring cabinet.
     
  7. And I never said that ex-military MPs should be ex-officers either; the example cited in the BBC article is that of Dan Jarvis, a retired Major. My observation was that if Milipede believes that middle class professions are journalism, law, etc., since did when being a commissioned officer fall so low down the career ladder?
     
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    Oh, ok - I get you now. My mistake. However, it was the BBC who cited Dan Jarvis as an example of an ex-Military man who is now an MP. Miliband didn't mention him.

    Wait, or maybe he did - these media sources are good at ambiguous reportage. It's inconclusive from the report whether the Dan Jarvis example was Milibands or the Beebs own.
     
  9. Bad CO

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    Of course, Dan Jarvis isn't the only ex-military Labour MP. I wonder why the Rt Honourable Member for the Falkirk didn't rate a mention?

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  10. Because he won't get a round in at the Commons bar?
     
  11. Auld-Yin

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    Good of that nice Mr Milliband to patronise all the squaddies being made redundant.
     
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    How is it patronising?
     
  13. Because he's a dick?
     
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