Should Sven cough up?

Has sven lost his argument and therefore make his donation to the RBL?

  • No His argument is still valid - its the principle see

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes hes spouting blairite propaganda

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • who cares just give the RBL something

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0
#1
Early in an ongoing thread on current affairs Sven promised a donation to the RBL if he was proved wrong on a point.

(read the initial article BTW its a lot better than the pages that follow it)

Requisite info was provided, but no concession made yet that he was wrong or will pay.

proposing a donation to the RBL in an online discussion and then splitting hairs about whether the raisin d'etre for a donation has been reached seems a shoddy way of treating one of our main armed forces charities.

I for one will be making a donation to the RBL when i leave woop woop land to make up for those who promise and don't deliver.

over to youse at the bar....
(edited to add to the poll)
 
#2
I don't think Sven's especially Blairite.

A point was made on another thread recently that there are people bleating because the body armour can be too heavy/cumbersome, even though it gives good protection. 3 -4 years ago the bleating was because there wasn't enough body armour (admittedly still blair era).

The British soldier was paid 1/3rd the going rate for an American. 1/2 for the officers. In both wars few/no units had exactly what they wanted due to equipment and logistics constraints.

His point on money shortages previously seem well made and fit with people I've spoken to who served then (note; NOT my own experience).

However, he's been proved partly wrong; so how about we all donate part of our Christmas bonus to the RBL and make do?
 
#3
crabby said:
I don't think Sven's especially Blairite.

A point was made on another thread recently that there are people bleating because the body armour can be too heavy/cumbersome, even though it gives good protection. 3 -4 years ago the bleating was because there wasn't enough body armour (admittedly still blair era).

The British soldier was paid 1/3rd the going rate for an American. 1/2 for the officers. In both wars few/no units had exactly what they wanted due to equipment and logistics constraints.

His point on money shortages previously seem well made and fit with people I've spoken to who served then (note; NOT my own experience).

However, he's been proved partly wrong; so how about we all donate part of our Christmas bonus to the RBL and make do?
Fair point Crabby, had a go at editing blairite poll option to something else, but no dice- edit function not playing at moment.
 

diplomat

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#4
smallbrownprivates said:
Early in an ongoing thread on current affairs Sven promised a donation to the RBL if he was proved wrong on a point.

(read the initial article BTW its a lot better than the pages that follow it)

Requisite info was provided, but no concession made yet that he was wrong or will pay.

proposing a donation to the RBL in an online discussion and then splitting hairs about whether the raisin d'etre for a donation has been reached seems a shoddy way of treating one of our main armed forces charities.

I for one will be making a donation to the RBL when i leave woop woop land to make up for those who promise and don't deliver.


Please see response on original thread, and hopefully this will close the issue now.

over to youse at the bar....
(edited to add to the poll)
 

Auld-Yin

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#5
I work for (in) the NHS. Can someone please tell me what a Christmas bonus is :cry: :x
 
#7
Auld-Yin said:
I work for (in) the NHS. Can someone please tell me what a Christmas bonus is :cry: :x
Yes - getting home at the end of your shift without being made redundant, replaced by a consultant or catching MRSA...
 
#8
jimmys_best_mate said:
crabby said:
However, he's been proved partly wrong; so how about we all donate part of our Christmas bonus to the RBL and make do?
Somw of us don't get Christmas bonus'
I don't - hence donation of a day's wages (Christmas day) next week - due to my awful pay it's not much - £23
 
#9
jimmys_best_mate said:
crabby said:
However, he's been proved partly wrong; so how about we all donate part of our Christmas bonus to the RBL and make do?
Somw of us don't get Christmas bonus'
Very fair one, christmas bonus for student crabby is a fresher who hasn't realised that FAFF week was over in october.
 
#10
Hang on, the Army get Christmas bonuses?

I'll sign up for that.

I am not allowed to play in the "Big Boy's Forums", so I don't know what Sven said. All I have to go on is the PMs I have had from him, and Cuddles, if it makes you feel important to start a thread about it, instead of PMing him, crack on.
 

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#11
Dale the snail said:
Hang on, the Army get Christmas bonuses?

I'll sign up for that.

I am not allowed to play in the "Big Boy's Forums", so I don't know what Sven said. All I have to go on is the PMs I have had from him, and Cuddles, if it makes you feel important to start a thread about it, instead of PMing him, crack on.
Wah?
 
#12
Sixty said:
Dale the snail said:
Hang on, the Army get Christmas bonuses?

I'll sign up for that.

I am not allowed to play in the "Big Boy's Forums", so I don't know what Sven said. All I have to go on is the PMs I have had from him, and Cuddles, if it makes you feel important to start a thread about it, instead of PMing him, crack on.
Wah?
He wishes.

Gosh, I wish I was big and important.
 
#13
Dale the snail said:
Sixty said:
Dale the snail said:
Hang on, the Army get Christmas bonuses?
I'll sign up for that.
I am not allowed to play in the "Big Boy's Forums", so I don't know what Sven said. All I have to go on is the PMs I have had from him, and Cuddles, if it makes you feel important to start a thread about it, instead of PMing him, crack on.
Wah?
He wishes.
Gosh, I wish I was big and important.
Don't you mean smallbrownprivates?
 
#14
the_matelot said:
Dale the snail said:
Sixty said:
Dale the snail said:
Hang on, the Army get Christmas bonuses?
I'll sign up for that.
I am not allowed to play in the "Big Boy's Forums", so I don't know what Sven said. All I have to go on is the PMs I have had from him, and Cuddles, if it makes you feel important to start a thread about it, instead of PMing him, crack on.
Wah?
He wishes.
Gosh, I wish I was big and important.
Don't you mean smallbrownprivates?
Proof that the slug only bothers looking at the pictures.
 
#15
Sven should pay up when one of his neue Arbeit idols resigns "on a point of principle", i.e. gets caught red-handed, hanging out the bag of a colleague, subordinate, accepts a bribe...so probably never!
 
#16
Cuddles said:
Sven should pay up when one of his neue Arbeit idols resigns "on a point of principle", i.e. gets caught red-handed, hanging out the bag of a colleague, subordinate, accepts a bribe...so probably never!
Principles?
A point of principle?
To the honourable a point of principle is something you hang your reputation upon; to Neue Arbeit it merely appears to be a convenient place to hang your hat.

In any case, what is the point of principles, let alone a point of principle, to the morally blind? Surely what the eye cannot see the heart will never grieve over? :roll:
 
#17
Des Browne told me sven had coughed up already!!
 
#18
Apparently Bliar admitted to Insp Knacker that Sven had made a donation, but as we have yet to see him in the list of Peers it must be a lie.

Whilst I and others were proving Sven wrong on a number of other points in another thread, he confessed to being a Lib Dem activist. No doubt PTP will be chasing this up with Central Office.
 

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