So them in charge can confirm that the current revolutions happening in the Middle East and North Africa will all end in peace with no chance of any lunatics in charge of any of the countries or any other problems kicking off in the near future?
What the average serviceman is to compete for work against other ex serviceman, however resettlement is the most badly run part of the forces, a day after a large bank is revealed to weasel out of corporation tax, which if taxed correctly would have paid for those leaving.
The real punchline is if that anything major did kick off you can be recalled instantly to fight, and there is bugger all you can do about it.
And Biscuits - we may have voted for them but can you offer any other party that would do differently ?
Sack everyone in the army get civil servants to run the Brigades during peace time, and Just have a massive pool of reservists.
Do we really need to pay a Lt Col's wage for 6 years if he only commands men on the ground for 2 years? and only deploys for seven months?
We could pay a civil servant for 5 years and 5 Months to do all his staff jobs at vastly less cost, and then just promote a TA Major to take over "war fighting" responsibilities when its his turn to go. In fact, with Afghanistan being a Junior commanders war, jsut put the cut off on the commanders at Major and get everyone to file their reports back to the BHQ via a phone line to the UK.