In the article it states: '..... without showing any nerves.....' - why would a Welsh Guard be nervous of a deceiving, thieving, socially inept, Armed Forces hating, bigoted, blinkered and disreputable oaf?
Err - you wish. It brings less benefit to higher ranks who pay more tax, certainly - for example Lance Corporals. I understood that the original rate of OA was originally set at the rate of income tax (not including NI) that a private would be paying? Not sure about pay level or lower versus higher rate or whether the revised rates are still linked - I think it was just bumped by the standard %age pay rise.
Depends where we are. In Afghanistan it peaks at an extra $250 a day, on top of tax free pay and other allowances, and $125 in places like the UAE and Kuwait.
Not a bad wicket. I'm actually very surprised you lot get taxed. This operation allowance, is that only a few thousand pounds at the end of the deployment? Doesn't seem like much for the risk involved.
Brown "it is so the career unemployed/benefit scag hags can make a living off the taxes you pay to keep them in the lifestyle they are accustomed to. Jeremy Kyle and crisps."
pauses for fish breath reflex
"your doing a very important job out here, i hope you appreciate all the money we are taking away from you. it helps support a morally represhensible regime.... oh by the way are those live rounds you have there?"
i wonder whether taxing squaddies and giving the money to spongers qualifies for war profiteering?
You're right, and he should just man up, accept the fact that we're getting (comparatively) less than our allies out there. Maybe he should just accept the fact that the politicians seem to claim more per week on expenses than he gets paid in a month. Yeah, and then he can just get on with the fact that the helicopters required out there aren't available because of MoD penny-pinching. After all, he's being paid for it. Soft t**t.