No, no, no, no, no!
This is just getting beyond a joke. The ultimate insult to the British airborne soldiers who have so recently come back from Afghanistan.
Look at the Parachute Regiment beret badge above, can you see the bit it the middle? It’s a parachute.
And so is the central element of this one.
Take away the parachute capability and you destroy a large part of what makes these soldiers some of the best in the world. Gordon and Tony like to play the power games on the world stage but yet again we see that they are not willing to fund the conflicts that they commit us to.
This shows not only how little they understand the armed forces but how little respect they have for the men and women who put their lives on the line.
And if you think this is a new thing, read this account by St Crispin of how important a previous Sec of State for Defence thought a briefing from a general was.