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Foxy to axe Forces "Ferrero Rocher Club"

Old 17th Jan 2011, 02:32
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If we're serious, keep on as we are. Better not to do it than to do it badly. Lets not make ourselves the laughing stock.
A sound perspective.

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Old 17th Jan 2011, 02:46
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Please let the government stop now. I want to get off.

Politically naive, dangerously ignorant about all defence matters, short sighted militarily to an astounding level. How many years will it take to fix the damage done in only a few months?

I can't believe I voted for these clowns. The only skill set they seem to possess is an unbelievable ability to make me wish the other lot were still in.
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 06:40
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"Seriously, you don't follow that argument??? So you'd be comfortable with trimming down the foreign office and filling it with fresh out of protests, sorry college, graduates??"

Well, they (the politically astute voting public) quite happily fill the HoC with such candidates...
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 06:44
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"Preparation for the new Euro-Embassies?
Allowing just one senior rank and lots of little ones from member nations?"

Considering the amount of money Baroness Cathy Ashton's lot are spending on their EU Foreign Service and considering how Europhile most of the current UK Cabinet are, you might be closer to the truth than what you think, Rigga...
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 08:06
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I can't speak for perception in diplomatic circles but can give you a view of "rank" from the corporate world when it is required to interface with the military. Firstly, whatever rank in whichever force normally receives an enormous amount of respect.
That said, at the higher levels of corporate life where life it is all about business and ROI, seniority is required for retired officers who wish to work as consultants so they can provide the correct level of communication with MoD etc.
The consultant working for me some years ago was a 1 Star (Brig retd.) and excellent he was too. Quite frankly, any rank under that would not open doors and it was obvious that this was reciprocated by serving officers in various branches. We met some excellent Lt Cols., Majors, Acdre's etc but their experience and authority at that level was very much within strict parameters of knowledge. If nothing has changed since, then I'm not sure how "de-ranking" will work in diplomatic circles, unless all countries follow the same path. It certainly wouldn't work in the corporate field.
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 08:26
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Blimey Scuttles, I have finally found some one who admits voting for this bunch of clowns!! It was beginning to get rather like the Thatcher era - "Not me Guv I didn't vote for her" But of course millions did!

Damage is done and all we can do is watch from the sidelines as the big unions do what the rest of us can't!!
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 13:11
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Things you wished you had never done...

I wonder how many people given the opportunity would look back and change the X in the box?

Just a thought....

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