UPDATE :Former Labour defence Minister, Lord Gilbert, told Channel 4 News that the troop’s families would find it very hard to understand when their loved ones were risking their lives in Afghanistan, why the Secretary of Defence was opening a Scottish golf course.
He has now visited every one of the 32 boroughs in London, a campaign source tells Guido he has also completed a month long immersive education in the details of policy. The grid for the campaign kicks off in earnest in January. Ken’s policy response is a proposal to nationalise all trains coming into London. With the LibDems choosing the PC PC, Brian Paddick, it is all going to be fun…
“I feel that Mr Brown has let the armed forces down by not appointing a secretary of state who is full-time. When you have got people who have been killed and maimed in the service of their Government, and you put at the head of the shop someone who is part-time, that sends a very bad message. And that is the message I get back from our soldiers, our sailors and our airmen. They feel insulted, they feel that he is treating them with contempt.”The New Labour spin machine does what it always does when panicked, it started rubbishing the five former top brass who have come out on behalf of the troops, it went on attack, briefing that they are only speaking up after they have got their peerage and pensions. Derek Twigg, Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans. is going around the news studios ludicrously claiming that army morale is high and everything is tickety-boo.
It is not just retired generals, the former Labour defence minister Lord Gilbert has backed the criticism. If the defence of the nation is a part-time priority, the government has no sense of priority.
UPDATE : Guido fan John McTernan, the former Blair henchmen, spins for Browne. Good to see he is doing such a good job.
This topical ad featuring the Chancellor from data back-up specialists www.TotalRecallUK.net made Guido laugh out loud. They do of course have an obligatory Facebook “Help Track Down the Missing Benefits Disks“ site as well.
Guido was not paid for this extra plug.
Every week 2,000 people go bust, triple the rate during 1991 recession.
Home affordability is at a historic low.
Brown’s supposedly successful stewardship of the economy was based on “debt and mirrors“.
The father in particular looked to be on the verge of tears of frustration. George Osborne may be able to best Alastair Darling, but he is no match for his kids…
Via : FirstPost