TA Debate... U-Turn

#3
magicgrotter said:
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/defence/6432845/Gordon-Brown-backtracks-on-TA-cutbacks

Has anybody heard anmore on this???
On BBC Parliament live right now, discussion
 
#5
I drill night per month just announced...

msr
 
#11
No, it was one drill night per month....... that's your lot.

a)What about the units that have a large recruiting area and don't hold drill nights?

b) How much financial help is 1/4 days pay a month for those who rely on their TA income?

c) How much training can be achieved in one evening per month and how effective will it be at maintaining enthusiasm, standards and effectiveness?
 
#14
There will be a feature about TA cuts on Radio 4 PM show at 17:00
 

OldSnowy

LE
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#15
Go and watch the Parliamentary bit if you can - but I will link to the Hansard transcript ASAP anyway. It was very interesting - the Tories kept relatively quiet, as most of the opposition was from the Labour benches. When you have Labour stalwarts like George Howarth, the arch Blairite John Reid (Ex Sec of State for Defence), Sally Keeble and Lindsay Hoyle asking you to "keep the policy under constant review" then you know you are on to a loser.

I almost felt sorry for Bill Rammell - who did as well as he could, defending his position, and taking it on the chin. He won't be best pleased with Land though! He also managed to slap down one snivelling MP (Tom Watson - check his picture out for the definition of 'trougher') who wanted to blame Gen Dannatt for the decision, calling it the 'first Tory U-Turn'; Minister Rammell made plain it was the new CGS' decision, and Ministers, not Gen D.

So, it's under Active Review or Constant Review. I'd be astonished if this situation weren't to change again. Of course, a lot depends on whether 1 MTD (equating, in the new cunning plan, to 4 Drill Nights) is enough to calm the TA. I somehow doubt it.
 
#16
Every TA soldier can train one night a month - 2 hours

Whoopee do - thats just over £10 a month for a Tom - It will make all the difference I'm sure - No pissed off, undervalued soldiers looking for other part time employment now.

Thanks
 
#17
It is indeed a thinly veiled attempt to diffuse the growing chorus of derision.

It is also clearly wholly inadequate and insulting.

It may even make matters worse as they can find the money when they want to.

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE

Jeremy Clarkson could be our Joanna Lumley?
 
#18
farrell said:
Every TA soldier can train one night a month - 2 hours

Whoopee do - thats just over £10 a month for a Tom - It will make all the difference I'm sure - No pissed off, undervalued soldiers looking for other part time employment now.

Thanks
Does anyone know any good Piano teachers :?
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
Part time employment?

There was me thinking it was a hobby. Clearly I was mistaken. So when Mark Lancaster MP is saying 'some of my troops rely on the T.A. for 25% of their income' he wasn't actually taking the p1ss?

Its a bit dangerous if people are relying on the MOD for their mortgage payments, especially when Liarbour have a sadomasachistic desire to reduce us to the fighting capacity of the Swiss Guards in Vatican City. And how many of said peeps are not P - 5's or 7's ;) and fond of hanging around storerooms?
 

Similar threads

New Posts

Latest Threads