Jeesus, the lousy little cockknobblers we have ruling us:
For several years, the flag-draped coffins of fallen servicemen and women have been met by large crowds who line the streets to pay their respects as they return to British soil.
But repatriation flights are to be diverted and will no longer be flown back to RAF Lyneham and through the small Wiltshire town of Royal Wootton Bassett, where they were saluted come rain or shine.
Instead, they will arrive back to RAF Brize Norton, where they will be driven through the back gate and then down side roads, neatly avoiding the nearby town of Carterton, as they make their way to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Andrew Robathan, Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, admitted that the decision to avoid public scenes of emotion had been taken deliberately.
“The side gate was seen by the Ministry of Defence and the police as the most appropriate way to take out future corteges,” he told Radio Oxford.
No, you don’t hide away the bodies of those you have sent to die. Maybe the war is just and righteous, maybe it isn’t, but the least you can do is have the good grace to acknowledge that as a result of your decisions young men and women now lie amouldering in their coffins.
Publicly acknowledge, you ass.
Tories used to get this military shit and how did we come to a situation where even they are so damn ignorant?
Bhudda on a fucking pogo stick we’ve got the PM wittering on about the military covenant while the junior minister decides to hide the bodies in the alleyways.
John Beauchamp, 80, a local Navy veteran, said: “Wootton Bassett has done a damn good job and anyone who tries to hide it away should emigrate.”
You are too polite Mr. Beauchamp. The people responsible should hang themselves in shame.
There is a reason there’s a War Memorial in every city, town, village and hamlet in the country you know. Those who died for us, on our behalf, are to be remembered, morning and at the coming of the night, not scurried away to their graves as if they are some unmentionable it’s best not to talk about.
And Robathan’s ex-SAS himself….what the fuck is the world coming to?