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Message 1438310 - Posted: 5 Nov 2013, 11:59:14 UTC

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I'm not greedy

Really?
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Message 1438344 - Posted: 5 Nov 2013, 13:25:52 UTC

Sounds like he was offered the money, rather than demanding it. And if they're offering such a generous payout, he'd be a fool not to take it.
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Message 1438772 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 15:40:10 UTC

A sad day for Britain.

Portsmouth Shipbuilding cut

The annoying thing for me is this statement in the report...

"As I reported yesterday, one well-placed source told me that the government was "acutely conscious of the politics of the Clyde" and did not want to give Alex Salmond a gift a little less than a year ahead of the independence referendum."

So no thoughts about the grief that will cause those whose livelihoods at stake then....
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Message 1438777 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 16:16:16 UTC

one well-placed source

Who is this well placed source??? and when they state, "well-placed", just how
well placed???

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Message 1438799 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 16:53:33 UTC - in response to Message 1438777.

Does make you wonder about those in power......
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Message 1438825 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 17:40:37 UTC

Another sad day for Britain......

Disgusting

I bet the muppets in power won't let anything affect their golden pensions!
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Message 1438849 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 18:21:10 UTC - in response to Message 1438825.

Another sad day for Britain......

Disgusting

I bet the muppets in power won't let anything affect their golden pensions!

No doubt they wouldn't, so lets see what they do about this for clearly someone
has been careless here.


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Message 1438855 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 18:31:14 UTC - in response to Message 1438849.

Another sad day for Britain......

Disgusting

I bet the muppets in power won't let anything affect their golden pensions!

No doubt they wouldn't, so lets see what they do about this for clearly someone
has been careless here.



Unfortunately, there have been too many cases like this. Most have shown respect for the service they put in as well as their country and did not step up to the plate.

I cannot blame Jolene for doing this as MP's have only got themselves to blame for all the derogatory remarks made about them.

It is time they stood up just like the service personal stand up for the country when the chips are down.
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Message 1439566 - Posted: 7 Nov 2013, 7:06:52 UTC - in response to Message 1438855.

Another sad day for Britain......

Disgusting

I bet the muppets in power won't let anything affect their golden pensions!

No doubt they wouldn't, so lets see what they do about this for clearly someone
has been careless here.



Unfortunately, there have been too many cases like this. Most have shown respect for the service they put in as well as their country and did not step up to the plate.

I cannot blame Jolene for doing this as MP's have only got themselves to blame for all the derogatory remarks made about them.

It is time they stood up just like the service personal stand up for the country when the chips are down.

I would hope the idiot who did this will get a reprimand. But I doubt it. It seems you have dolts who work for the system, Just like we do over on this side of the pond.
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Message 1439907 - Posted: 7 Nov 2013, 20:25:01 UTC - in response to Message 1439566.

Unfortunately James, that's become the norm over the past several decades. To make matters worse, there are those who don't like that being made public.

Mustn't hang our dirty laundry for all to see. Just like your last election showed, there's too much apathy, so those who do want to see change have no chance.
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Message 1440079 - Posted: 8 Nov 2013, 1:40:15 UTC - in response to Message 1438855.

Another sad day for Britain......

Disgusting

I bet the muppets in power won't let anything affect their golden pensions!

No doubt they wouldn't, so lets see what they do about this for clearly someone
has been careless here.



Unfortunately, there have been too many cases like this. Most have shown respect for the service they put in as well as their country and did not step up to the plate.

I cannot blame Jolene for doing this as MP's have only got themselves to blame for all the derogatory remarks made about them.

It is time they stood up just like the service personal stand up for the country when the chips are down.


It seems somebody did stand up.

"Sirius B -

On Monday I started a petition for my husband to receive his full military pension and last night I found out he will.

After months of worry it is a huge relief to finally hear my husband will receive his pension.

I first raised my fears in the media in June but it wasn't until my petition on Change.org that the Ministry of Defence said Michael's transfer request will also stall his redundancy.

The response to our petition has been fantastic and somewhat overwhelming. We are so grateful to the 100,000 people who have responded and continue to spread the word, your efforts have not been in vain and we are so grateful to you all.

We hope that others in similar situations have the courage to ask for help because with the support of Great British public, it is achievable.

Pension Justice for Troops, a group of former service men and women and their relatives, have started a new petition asking the Prime Minister to review the treatment of all soldiers made redundant within a whisper of qualifying for their petition.


Thank you all,
Jolene"


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Message 1440137 - Posted: 8 Nov 2013, 6:40:40 UTC

MOST EXCELLENT news. Id like to know who had a hand in reversing that :)
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Message 1440452 - Posted: 8 Nov 2013, 23:04:49 UTC - in response to Message 1440137.

MOST EXCELLENT news. Id like to know who had a hand in reversing that :)


Probably the 100,000 signatures in three days...... :)

One of the best political reporters ever, he'll be missed.

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Message 1440559 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 7:43:03 UTC

Yes, good news, pleased to have signed this petition.

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Message 1440683 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 19:03:53 UTC

Couldn't think where to put this, but seeing that it would be nice for someone from the government to attend and as he was a distant relative of a former PM, put it here. It would also be a fine show of remembrance as the service is on Armistice Day.

Lone war hero's funeral attracts hundreds


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Message 1440694 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 19:38:17 UTC

Sad Britain.....

With two days to go, a timely report.....

Britain's forgotten fallen

..they died for this.....

This royal throne of kings, this scepter’d isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.


I think it should be compulsory for schools to arrange visits. The best would be Holland where they will see schoolchildren of today visit and remember the fallen.

The Dutch put Britain to shame!
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Message 1440813 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 2:39:11 UTC

As a young lad I remember when we still called it Armistice day. Now its called Veterans Day.
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Message 1440817 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 3:42:20 UTC

On armistice day
The philharmonic will play
But the songs that we sing
Will be sad

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Message 1440855 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 7:52:23 UTC - in response to Message 1440813.

As a young lad I remember when we still called it Armistice day. Now its called Veterans Day.

Most probably changed to Veterans day so that when all these old veterans have passed away they can then cancel the remembrance and all because none are left
alive....it would not surprise me....I hope they don't.

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Message 1440880 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 9:22:30 UTC

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.

Today is Remembrance Sunday in the UK.

Remembrance Sunday

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