Thursday, 19 March 2009

Dr. Liam Fox and Defence cuts (almost rhymes)


Dr. Fox has made a speech.

Does it not strike anyone else as odd (apropos defence cuts and Liam Fox) that terrorists still manage to kill British soldiers even though supposedly superior protection is provided for them in the form of civilians, hence ending the stag requirement for soldiers.

Surely if they want to save money a start would be to let soldiers be soldiers and relieve the incompetence that is the Northern Ireland Security Guard Service (NISGS). Naturally it is easy for us in all our relative comfort to pour scorn on these guards who most of the time have very tedious not to say boring job. But when soldiers are killed, at home and not in AfghanIraq, then one must but wonder; if they have such massive problems with funding (which they clearly do) why on earth are they employing relatively low armed civilians to protect, for all intents and purposes, soldiers in whose training guard duty is a requirement.

As has become popularised by students who want something to fight against but cannot seem to find a better target, their "out of Iraq" campaigns are rather catchy at times, they certainly have got the ear for fine battle hymns. Might I be so bold as to suggest a similar approach for the armed forces "Civies out of the Army" - who knows it might just work?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

learn facts before u spout random crap

13th Spitfire said...

Dear Mr anonymous I would be delighted if you could indulge me in the "facts" that I have, in your opinion, disregarded.

Naturally I will assume that my background in the armed forces counts for little in this little argument.