Something in an article from today's Times titled 'Looting, panic buying - and a water shortage' caught my attention. It was the paragraph that stated,
'Cause you can bet that the MoD aren't going to be taking any promises of payment or IOUs from this government seriously after how they've been screwed in the past by them. Just keep repeating the mantra "stretched, but not overstretched" you ministerial *********.
The Times has learnt that the Ministry of Defence was unwilling to supply lorries and drivers without being guaranteed payment for their services. As a result there appear to have been delays in securing the use of high-sided vehicles that could deliver sleeping bags and flood parcels to the stricken communities.