Brown says "it’s so unfair"

Thee BBC are reporting that Gordon Brown thinks the criticism of his Afghanistan visit is “unfair”. As they say in the Army “dry your eyes princess!”

Brown knew that he would have to spin like a top to come out of the Chilcot enquiry with any dignity and he know the defence chiefs that he’d been screwing over for the last decade would kick off. The Afghan trip was a blatant attempt to divert attention and Brown was rumbled.

If you think I’m being harsh, please remember that Brown has form in this. Don’t forget the surprise trip to Iraq in the middle of the Conservative party conference?

Brown’s faux admiration for our troops is cynical and transparent and he shouldn’t be surprised when he is ridiculed for it.

8 responses to “Brown says "it’s so unfair"

  1. You seemed to have ignored my reminder that during the 80s and
    90s(we had a Tory government then for many years, some have chosen to forget this) that military equipment provision was shocking. We had to buy our own boots! The government then was lucky enough not to go through a protracted war (although the Falklands highlighted issues). And as if that wasn't enough the Conservatives, repeat, the Conservatives, shut the military hospitals. The only friend the Tories had in those days was Millets where soldiers used to go to buy their gear. Wahtever government we have has failed the military and claimed to be its friend. Again, there are no points to be scored here.

  2. You seemed to have ignored my reminder that during the 80s and
    90s(we had a Tory government then for many years, some have chosen to forget this) that military equipment provision was shocking. We had to buy our own boots! The government then was lucky enough not to go through a protracted war (although the Falklands highlighted issues). And as if that wasn't enough the Conservatives, repeat, the Conservatives, shut the military hospitals. The only friend the Tories had in those days was Millets where soldiers used to go to buy their gear. Wahtever government we have has failed the military and claimed to be its friend. Again, there are no points to be scored here.

  3. I'm a new Conservative member. I find the party's policies and Cameron to be our biggest strengths. However, I am frustrated by the party's insistance (and Labour party too) on renewing Trident. It will cost over £75 billion over the next 15 years to renew it. The party have announced they will scrap ID card so why not Trident, which is another appalling waste of money. We cannot live beyond our means anymore thanks to Brown bringing this country to near bankruptcy. Our biggest threat now is terrorism surely it would be better for Cameron to announce he will review if Trident is really needed, and use the money on this country's servicemen and their equipment (as well as schools, hospitals, care of the elderly, etc). If the party were to do this, our lead would double overnight. A great election slogan would be 'Teachers not Trident' or 'More Nurses not more Nuclear arms.'

  4. I'm a new Conservative member. I find the party's policies and Cameron to be our biggest strengths. However, I am frustrated by the party's insistance (and Labour party too) on renewing Trident. It will cost over £75 billion over the next 15 years to renew it. The party have announced they will scrap ID card so why not Trident, which is another appalling waste of money. We cannot live beyond our means anymore thanks to Brown bringing this country to near bankruptcy. Our biggest threat now is terrorism surely it would be better for Cameron to announce he will review if Trident is really needed, and use the money on this country's servicemen and their equipment (as well as schools, hospitals, care of the elderly, etc). If the party were to do this, our lead would double overnight. A great election slogan would be 'Teachers not Trident' or 'More Nurses not more Nuclear arms.'

  5. How many of the generals have been promised jobs in the Conservative Party?
    Should we really trust their impartiality?

  6. How many of the generals have been promised jobs in the Conservative Party?
    Should we really trust their impartiality?

  7. Jimmy,

    As far as I know only Gen Dannet will have a role in a Conservative government. I think it a bit low to imply that these criticisms from senior soldiers are party politically motivated.

    Has it occurred to you that these officers may now be leaning towards the Conservatives because they have been so shabily treated by the current government?

    Remember Gen Dannet was being smeared by McBride before he had even left the Army. These are men with much more honour than most, don't be too quick to judge them by the low standards set by the Labour spin/smear machine.

  8. Jimmy,

    As far as I know only Gen Dannet will have a role in a Conservative government. I think it a bit low to imply that these criticisms from senior soldiers are party politically motivated.

    Has it occurred to you that these officers may now be leaning towards the Conservatives because they have been so shabily treated by the current government?

    Remember Gen Dannet was being smeared by McBride before he had even left the Army. These are men with much more honour than most, don't be too quick to judge them by the low standards set by the Labour spin/smear machine.

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