Treasury cuts will shed 6,000 Army jobs

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I wonder if that's the @6000 posts the Army can't fill/retain at the moment.
 
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Daxx said:
I wonder if that's the @6000 posts the Army can't fill/retain at the moment.
Smart guy.
 
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An MoD spokesman said: "There are no plans to reduce the size of the Army. This CSR settlement sees the continuation of the longest period of sustained real terms growth in planned defence spending since the 1980s and will see substantial investment in the Army, building on the investment we have already put in

Mandarin-speak for the Brown the Letter is in the post lads
 
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nigegilb said:
vote the one eyed socialist out of power.
And vote for whom? Smug, shiny-faced Etonian or geriatric weakling?
 
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PoisonDwarf said:
nigegilb said:
vote the one eyed socialist out of power.
And vote for whom? Smug, shiny-faced Etonian or geriatric weakling?
Oooohhh! No War like the Class War eh? You bovine muppet.

No wonder we are in the mess we are with attitudes like that.
 

RMA1

War Hero
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And the Beans counters strike again!!!! . Which regiments are going this time ? :?
 
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It's easy, vote SNP if you are in Scotland, Lib Dem in the cities and Tory in the Shires. That should do it. The smug, self-serving tossers in power will be bumped off their gravy train. I don't care what happens next.
 

elovabloke

ADC
Moderator
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armchair_jihad said:
Ministers are considering cutting Army numbers by up to 6,000 because of defence spending cuts ordered by the Treasury, according to leaked emails from inside the Ministry of Defence.

A significant reduction in troop numbers is an option being weighed at the highest levels of the ministry to try to keep within the tight new Treasury limits.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/01/narmy101.xml
It’s all part of Liabour “Gets Defence” initiative.
 
#12
Its the usual "cull" to say the army is "up to strength".
No news really......
 
#13
Maybe but the down side is we lose the resources for those 6000 posts as well as the posts. It may not be a new tactic but we get shafted again.
 
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Without wishing to deny problems, this is a tremendously open statement upon which to build a story:

"So we could see cuts in Army numbers of anything up to 6,000 or further cuts in aircraft numbers"
 

OldSnowy

LE
Moderator
Book Reviewer
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No change here - the term you'll hear is 'manning balance', as in: "...there are no cuts, the Army is in manning balance..."

What it means is: "...we have 95,000 Soldiers. We should have 100,000 soldiers (or whatever) and so the Treasury only gives us the money for 95,000. we are therefore in balance with what the Treasury give us, hence all is OK"....
 
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fozzy

Guest
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armchair_jihad said:
PoisonDwarf said:
nigegilb said:
vote the one eyed socialist out of power.
And vote for whom? Smug, shiny-faced Etonian or geriatric weakling?
Oooohhh! No War like the Class War eh? You bovine muppet.

No wonder we are in the mess we are with attitudes like that.
The question still stands - vote for whom?

I have a problem with old Etonians telling us we can't send our kids to Grammar Schools - talk about kicking away the ladder. Nothing do with the Class War - lots to do with taking the piss and having no spine to stand up to the Marxists who have wrecked state education. And this is the party that wants to attract people like me..?!? Think again.

Now David Davis as leader.......
 
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nigegilb said:
with you there Foz.....
Don't disagree with you but for better or worse, he couldn't get the support to lead. Ultimately I don't want Labour in again - I'll take the Tories with whatever they have in charge.
 

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