Want a free trip to London? There is a slight catch though!

#3
www.telegraph.co.uk said:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...aid-expenses-for-attending-Pride-marches.html

"One homosexual soldier said: "Any straight guys wishing to have a ****-up in London should just sign up to go on the Gay Pride march.

"It's a no-brainer – especially if you're stationed in Scotland.

"A refusal of expenses claims would be a breach of the Sexual Orientation Discrimination Regulations. It would also be a breach to stipulate that you have to be gay to go."
Thus driving the coach horse cart and 72 piece band though the MOD half cocked PC shite ideas...Seriously everyone just sign up and watch this fall on its arrse.

Speaking as a out gayer Pride is a good thing.
Speaking as the world is has changed a lot 'A proper recruiting stand at the pride party along with the police fire and many other big employers' is good thing.

But my thoughts with the march are much the same as many straight or gay serving ex serving 'the thought of the three services shuffling down the road not such a good thing looks cake and arrse'.


edited for cake and arrse formating
 
#4
well if you fancy a paid trip to london just sign up they can't not pay you if your not gay :twisted:
will 3 paras mortar platoon be there or are they on ops?
 
#6
Couldn't I just claim anyway and go to London and get batfaced! What are they going to do, ask for proof that you're a fudge packer? :?

"That's right sir, I'm gay and so's the wife!" Ker-ching!!! 8)
 
#7
The spokesman said soldiers are not allowed to claim for trips to the Queen's Garden Party because they are not considered "on duty" when at the event.
So at Gay Pride you would be "on duty" at what is effectively a political demonstration thereby endorsing it? 8O

I'm not against gays having a parade as such - they could have a big gay parade up and down my local high street as long as they behaved themselves and didn't molest the livestock but this is a bit f-ed up.

I think it crosses the line between armed forces who are not politically engaged (a good healthy British tradition) and politicized armed forces (third world style).
 

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#8
Right on the button (er, bean?) - this is effectively a political protest march. The Armed Forces should NOT be allowing serving personnel to go whilst on duty and representing the Armed Forces, and at the very least, they should not be paying for it.

Nothing against hermers, you understand, but this is a POLITICALLY inspired protest march.
 
#10
jarrod248 said:
How many more threads are we going to have on this? It's not much of an issue, if it doesn't apply to you then don't go.
How much of an issue does it have to be before we can "chat" about it then?
 
#11
jarrod248 said:
How many more threads are we going to have on this? It's not much of an issue, if it doesn't apply to you then don't go.
The issue people are trying to make is, why should they get paid duty rates and get rail warrants to go?

Its NOT a duty and has political means.

FFS, I want to go and watch football every week, should I not get Duty rates for that?
 
#12
heidtheba said:
jarrod248 said:
How many more threads are we going to have on this? It's not much of an issue, if it doesn't apply to you then don't go.
The issue people are trying to make is, why should they get paid duty rates and get rail warrants to go?

Its NOT a duty and has political means.

FFS, I want to go and watch football every week, should I not get Duty rates for that?
WHAT!

Fraid not me ol' china that puts you in a majority and you are to be shunned and cast aside as an 'irrelevance'. You could start the Armed Forces Heterosexuals Who Like To Watch Footie On A Saturday Support And Cuddles Society and then find the appropriate political pressure group get them to organise a parade, shimf like a b'stard for a few years and maybe the tax payer will cough up for duty rates?
 

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#13
If this is political, and serving pers can attend as duty, in uniform, and claim expenses, then can we have our march? The one we all talked about last week?
 
#16
Different question but similar (so this thread will do). Why are the 'other side' allowed to have support groups? Not intending to stir up a sh1t storm, just curious - not that way though! Personally I couldn't give a flying turd what an individual get's up to as long as they can do the job. Why is this still an issue within the armed forces? I know that there are still those who are not averse to giving out a good shoeing for no other reason other than the fat that they are a bit thick but do the homosexuals of the world honestly need a society in an army where the discilpline,welfare and education system is dealing with the issue? Waste of money (if you ask me- which I know you haven't).
 

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#17
Would it be equally acceptable for soldiers, sailors and airmen to attend a Fathers for Justice 'march' in uniform, and have there travel paid by the MOD I wonder. Just a thought.
 
#18
the navy looked like a bag of shite when they went to the manchester one
but thats probably because there navy.
sounds like a PC idea thats going to look shite.
either task 3 paras mortars to march properly or leave it alone.
 
#19
Biped said:
Would it be equally acceptable for soldiers, sailors and airmen to attend a Fathers for Justice 'march' in uniform, and have there travel paid by the MOD I wonder. Just a thought.
Food for thought indeed. Although we all know the answer :x
 
#20
"Hetero Pride" march perhaps Boris will divvy up a few quid, than who knows? A St George's Day parade.
 

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