Your just 'Public Sector Workers


I'm so upset by these remarks of the top civil servant in the MOD. They just don't get it do they !

Ursula Brennan, the ministry’s permanent under-secretary, was reprimanded hours after military charities warned the Government it was in danger of breaching the Military Covenant that it had promised to restore.
Mrs Brennan was asked yesterday by James Arbuthnot, the Commons defence committee chairman, what she thought about reports of declining morale in the Services over cuts and job losses.
She replied that Service personnel had to “recognise that they are not exempt from that”.
She added that it was the “tough message one needs to get across to the Armed Forces” as the “top priority” was reducing the budget.
Mrs Brennan was reprimanded by Mr Arbuthnot for describing troops as public sector workers. “I’m not sure that someone who is fighting in a forward operating base in Afghanistan will see themselves necessarily working in the public sector,” he told her.

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