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Snub for Brown

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Snub for Brown

Our soldiers showed Brown what they thought of him when he tried to get a photo opportunity at Selly Oak hospital.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6945976.ece
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Re: Snub for Brown

These kind of "photo opportunity" visits; and in that must be included visits to "front-line" areas (which are no more "front-line" than Hyde Park -Brown is not alone in this-) are usually carefully choreographed with carefully selected cheerfully smiling squadies, who are unlikely to rock any boats. Ever noticed the only ones wearing helmets and vests are the visitors, the others know they are in "safe" areas, probably to save them if shot at by disgruntled friendly fire.
My heart goes out to these guy's at Selly Oak. Not sure if I could put on such a brave face.
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Re: Snub for Brown

And lets not also forget that both Brown and Cameron were rightly given a battering by Westminster Abbey  for using the memorial garden as a photo opportunity.
And regarding the guys complaints about  inadequate equipment, that has been going on for decades under all govern,ments.
Remember John Nott - the man whose defence review would have robbed the forces of vastly more equipment. That review was one of the signals to Argentina that they could invade the Falklands .
He has been often described as the worse defence secretary in decades. And then when he resigned was rewarded with a knighthood.