"In a statement to the BBC, the MoD admitted guidelines for rest periods and the length of tours had been broken in Afghanistan. "Unfortunately at a time of high operational commitment, breaches of harmony guidelines do occur but we are taking steps to address the situation."
The BBC and their chatterati are getting very moist as they trail their Panorama programme to be aired this evening. The excitement at claiming a top Colonel's resignation is about "future" fears for bomb disposal units is unbelievable distortion. Ergo, if it takes six years to fully train these brave people, then we should have been doing this six years ago and three years into the conflict. However Snotty's parsimony and ugly logic did not do this. Still we have a new non-socialist Government to kick, do we not?
If only to stop the continuing fall- out of dreadful incompetence over 13 years of Iraq and Afghanistan blind stupidity, we should quit. Reform and re-train and if absolutely necessary go back properly equipped and fit for purpose. However the raw courage and bravery of our troops is given as scant a thought as are our nurses and ancillary NHS staff. Whitehall, The MoD and NHS Trusts remain populated with Labour placements and sycophants. This Coalition should not be tainted with that brand and given at least two years for decontamination, minimum. Over to you, BBC chatterati. perhaps they should bring Aintworthalot back to advise us?