We're destroying the Armed Forces - Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

This is Peter "Winning WW2 is fake news" Hitchens, yes?
 

Gout Man

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Well I think that rang true. As the saying goes, the truth hurts and what I read is true. We are in a spiral of doom and unless things get reversed damn quickly then it will be terminal, it may already be too late.
Look at Iran and these tankers, what we wouldn’t give for an aircraft carrier and a battle group out there just to send a message and to stop this from escalating, but what do we do? What can we do? Mr Jeremy Hunt Foreign Secretary says some stern words like a headmaster talking to a naughty school boy. Well that will work won’t it, NOT!
 

Gout Man

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I think it's Peter 'writing tremendous sense' Hitchens.
Well the only thing he didn’t mention was corporal punishment and school discipline went right out the window the day that got made illegal.
Now what do we do with these brats? We expel and ban the kids from school who then roam the streets and turn into right feral uneducated scrotes. We are doomed I tell you.
 

DTBA

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Not "destroying", destroyed. Destroyed in a few decades by successive socialist leaders (all Conservatives included) and two pointless Middle Eastern wars. Centuries of military success written off, with the only things remaining LGBT pride and the great news that the Army is a top employer for women.
 
The appointment of officers will be made on the grounds of subservience to dogma rather than on the grounds of known bravery or competence,
That's been happening for ages, I can't remember a time when our "leadership" was both so plentiful and so poor.......
 
We’ve been punching above our weight for years now!

I don’t understand why the Iranians don’t get that and are taking us on?
 

Auld-Yin

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Not "destroying", destroyed. Destroyed in a few decades by successive socialist leaders (all Conservatives included) and two pointless Middle Eastern wars. Centuries of military success written off, with the only things remaining LGBT pride and the great news that the Army is a top employer for women.
All started on the downhill slope when the MoD decided to get rid of THAT rifle! Never been the same since. ;)
 
Hitchens is a former Trotskyist who knows a thing or two about dystopian nightmares. His entire thread is the UK is morphing into the same territory and I happen to think he's right...

With regards the armed forces its quite clear the state no longer feels threatened, even Russia the big terror if it was so, we wouldn't have ran down the Navy or Maritime capability. In reality the armed forces has become like any other department and is used as an extension of politically motivated people to posture and preen themselves overseas.

Now the new progressive moral values of modern Britain (are they the majority) will be imposed on the services and it will simply remove another level of trust and turn every servicemen into an individual and how that will maintain cohesion under fire is something I am chuffed not to have to see.
 

MrMemory

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Hitchens is a former Trotskyist who knows a thing or two about dystopian nightmares. His entire thread is the UK is morphing into the same territory and I happen to think he's right...

With regards the armed forces its quite clear the state no longer feels threatened, even Russia the big terror if it was so, we wouldn't have ran down the Navy or Maritime capability. In reality the armed forces has become like any other department and is used as an extension of politically motivated people to posture and preen themselves overseas.

Now the new progressive moral values of modern Britain (are they the majority) will be imposed on the services and it will simply remove another level of trust and turn every servicemen into an individual and how that will maintain cohesion under fire is something I am chuffed not to have to see.
I believe it was his brother, the late Christopher Hitchens who was the Trot. Peter, the man in question has always been on the conservative side.
 
I believe it was his brother, the late Christopher Hitchens who was the Trot. Peter, the man in question has always been on the conservative side.
Peter was once a member of the International Socialist Party (later to become the SWP). Both incarnations could fairly be described as Trotskyist.
 
Hitchens is a former Trotskyist who knows a thing or two about dystopian nightmares. His entire thread is the UK is morphing into the same territory and I happen to think he's right...

With regards the armed forces its quite clear the state no longer feels threatened, even Russia the big terror if it was so, we wouldn't have ran down the Navy or Maritime capability. In reality the armed forces has become like any other department and is used as an extension of politically motivated people to posture and preen themselves overseas.

Now the new progressive moral values of modern Britain (are they the majority) will be imposed on the services and it will simply remove another level of trust and turn every servicemen into an individual and how that will maintain cohesion under fire is something I am chuffed not to have to see.
Cheers Viktor Bugsy. Did I tell you about which big girls blouse kipper you really remind me of?
 

MrMemory

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endure

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I believe it was his brother, the late Christopher Hitchens who was the Trot. Peter, the man in question has always been on the conservative side.

Peter Hitchens has variously been an International Socialist (the predecessor to the SWP), a member of the Labour Party and a member of the Tory Party. Nothing like having a firm set of beliefs... ;-)
 

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