Friday, 23 November 2007

Praise doesn't pay for flak-jackets, Gordon.

"I have nothing but praise for our armed forces..." said Gordon Brown today, responding to criticism of his miserly defence budget.

I'm sure that the army will welcome the praise, but it would be nice if he had explained where they can trade it in for the equipment that they so desperately need. Not at the MoD, obviously.

Perhaps if he had said "I have something other than praise..." the army might have felt a little less abandoned.

2 comments:

Julian H said...

"I have nothing but Stalinist psychological flaws for our armed forces..."

John said...

I can't believe we haven't hounded the government on this subject for the last two years! It's aweful sending troops to war with sub-standard or knackered equipment. The Iraq war would be even less popular if the government had to pay for it. I want to see a leader who gets angry and fights hard.