What really bugs me is the nonsense that these contracts are run on "Commercial" terms. The few poeople in green are persuaded by the civil service that "we are following industry", this is the process, etc etc. Total rubbish. In any civilian company i've ever worked for our "commercial" colleagues would have been shown the door long since as complete wasters.
A whole pile of these clowns should be sacked. Far too many self sucking lolly-pops out there, who have forgotten that the bottom line is tommy on the gound, well prepared and with the right kit.
The other thing that bugs me is people in green looking for gold-plate solutions and paying way over the odds as a result. How much did each Wolf cost when an off the shelf Defender 110 would have delivered 99% of the same effect ?
The new MoD motto, has carried on for the longest time, unfortunately not surprised.
The MPs also criticised the MoD for losing Â£147 million on a building at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston which eventually simply could not be used because it was not fit for the purpose it was built for.
The MPs said they were "amazed" at the scale of the loss, and added: "MoD's acknowledgement that the project was 'handled badly' is a considerable understatement."
The committee also pointed out the MoD - whose annual report and accounts they were monitoring - had met only three of its seven Public Service Agreement targets, and was in breach of so-called Harmony Guidelines designed to give service personnel sufficient time off for training and to spend with their families between deployments.