20 July 2012
Sensible and prudent eh?
Suppose it is "sensible and prudent" to be cutting 20000 as well with the forces already cut to ribbons with constant cuts since 1991?
Divert a part of the foreign aid bill and spend it on keeping our forces. Might save on benefits after too eh?
Daniele Mandelli - Guildford
20 July 2012
Absolutely agree, the use of the armed forces to take the places of civilian security guards is a gross misuse of capabilities,and money we can ill afford.
At a time when the armed forces are being decimated,to then call upon them to undertake this job is nothing short of insulting.
Even more insulting is hat G4S will still be walking away with millions of pounds worth of taxpayers money
I just hope that when some squaddie who has been trained to react with force,is faced with some drunken or aggressive member of the public and acts in the manner in which he has been trained,is not put in front of the courts for assault..
We have seen this in such places as Iraq,Afghanistan and particularly in Northern Ireland.
Our armed forces are not there to be used to fill in for some failed civilian security group,this is a job for the Police not the forces.
Hang on though we have also cut the police force to the bone,and filled the vacancies with 'hobby bobbies' As a Tory voter I very much hope that David and Nick get their act together before 2015,or else we will be back to square one.
The adenoidal one will be in power.
michael - notts