Pressure building on Des

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  1. Quite apt, if he is suffering from "overstretch". I doubt he will find much sympathy, perhaps concern that the job was dualled in the first place and that he doesn't seem up to it. There are plenty of people who work longer hours and see their families even less!
  2. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Aww diddums, I couldn't have less sympathy if I tried.
  3. Oh dear. He doesn't have time for his family.

    Of course, Senior Defence Source will be Senior Defence Source OBE in the near future.
  4. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    This isn't the first time a story of this ilk has been in the press. Was there not something very similar a month or two ago? I seem to remember that in that one, the emphasis was a little different with Brown extolling his masterfulness of coping with both jobs?

    And agree with Ord_Sgt - no sympathy. If they are to split the jobs, it will be about time both positions were taken seriously.
  5. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    All that power, and a really nice salary to go with it, and all the associated benefits as well ...

    I'm surprised he stood for Parliament ... it was hardly a secret that you actually have to... work ... as well.

    Get well soon, Des, and stand down ASAP to find yourself a nice consultancy somewhere to keep the income happening.
    Preferably something Scottish :wink:
  6. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Surely that should have been:

    A Senior Defence Source (LCpl Xxxx AGC (SPS)) said "Who?"
  7. Oh dear, the poor man.
  8. How long has he got, then? I give him less than a month.
  9. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Brown or Browne?
  10. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Perhaps him and Wenger could do a job swap! They seem to be suffering the same delusions after all.
  11. I hope he dies at his desk
  12. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Why not just make him responsible for the defense of Scotland :roll:
  13. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Re-building Hadrian's Wall [a very good idea, IMO] might be too much, and could cause cardiac arrest ....

    OMG, what have I said? ;-)
  14. .....but more free time than those people he sends to Afgraq......
  15. Talk about splitting hairs.... :)