Thursday, 16 April 2009
How Come McBroon Goes To Their Funeral?
But never seems to have the time in his busy diary of saving the world and getting on with the jobbie to attend any of the hundreds of funerals of British Servicemen and women killed in NuLiebore's illegal wars?
I'd like to ask the Prince Of Wales the same question, actually.
I'm not trying to denigrate the tragedy of the helicopter crash, I just happen to think that these guys working in the Norh Sea Oil industry are there of their own choice, are extremely well paid, do short spells of time off and time on, have the latest and best kit and equipment, are extremely well fed and housed whilst on duty, and are not, for all the dangerous conditions they work in, likely to be killed or maimed by people deliberately trying to kill them. Unlike our Armed Forces, sent into harms way without suitable kit, and coming home to appalling housing and not even a decent medical service thanks to funding shortages and budget concerns.
Yet you never see any government minister or politician or member of the Royal Family meeting the coffins, or attending the funerals.
Oh, they'll stand around and pose for the cameras at the Centotaph each year, before some of them slope off to the House Of Commons for a bit of extra-marital slap and tickle, but where's the genuine respect for the dead, people dead because of decisions they took and lies they told?
Sorry, but it just is not right.
Posted by Hacked Off at 17:09