Sunday, 19 July 2009

More BS from David

Sorry Lord Kitchener but Britain has run out of honour. Please try elsewhere.

Found this in my mailbox this morning

"There's been a tragic loss of life in our armed forces over the last two weeks. I think they have reminded all of us that over three thousand miles away from our daily lives, several thousand men and women are putting their lives on the line to help keep this country safe.

The very least we can do here at home is make sure everything is done to give them what they need to fulfil their dangerous mission, and to reduce the risks as much as we can. That's why I have been saying for three years that our forces in Helmand desperately need more helicopters.

When he was Chancellor, Gordon Brown cut the helicopter budget by £1.4billion - a bad mistake. The result is that after eight years in Afghanistan our troops have fewer than 30 helicopters in Helmand. This compares to over 100 helicopters that the Americans have for the same number of troops. It's a scandal that the Government has not dealt with this shortage.

It's also important that we remember that the dangers our troops face don't disappear when they leave the battlefield - the battlefield can leave mental as well as physical scars. That's why we held a conference this week to highlight the severe mental health problems that some veterans have."

What is the problem with this? Well the Tories are going to cut the defence budget this is why this mail is wholly and fully meaningless drivel, from HM opposition.

But just to make fun of the Tories have a look at this story over at ConservativeHome and the comment left by Mr. Michael Mcgough:

"It must be tough to be white, male and heterosexual in the Tory party today".


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