- Give the guy a break.
I'm no fan of his and it was daft not to get someone to double and triple check the letter, but at least he made an effort and I applaud him for that.
When I've finished clapping, then I'll kick his smug sanctomonious ass into the Thames for failing to bow at the Cenotaph.Posted 8 years agoiDaveMember
due to his eyesight he has to write with a black felt tip. which also suggests he struggles to write anyway. his aides should check this kind of thing. but he doesn't deserve a break, he chooses to have young guys in the firing line for politically dubious reasons… phuckerPosted 8 years agoWooksterSubscriber
He should not have spelt the name wrong out of line and hard to forgive, esp if it was your son. (although I heard him called James on a radio station today)
The fact he hand writes a letter I have a lot of time for that.
Did any one hear the capt on radio 4 this morning ( not put up be the MOD his mum got him on afetr he complained about the coverage he saw on his way back on e leave. He said that if people want to support the troops in the feild then we need to support the fact they are there. Made me think when nhe said that, really did got 3 mates out there at the mo.Posted 8 years agoScottCheggMember
I think she's a very strange woman. I can't understand why she's checking the spelling of a note of condolence, and not just the sentiment. She must be a school teacher.
GB will now get them done by a secretary, and just sign them. Maybe inserting a few mistakes for authenticity.
Good result.Posted 8 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
You may wish to take a seat……….This may come as a surprise.
I fully support Gordon Brown in writing these letters. There are many, many things I despise the man for (Including the failure to show respect at the Cenotaph, compounded by his failure to support the forces), but this is not one of them. It must be a horrible thing to have to do, but he does it. He writes them by hand. That is the decent thing to do. His handwriting and spelling have always been terrible, and can only get worse when stressed and/or angry.
My main concern here is, surely someone should have checked this before it was sent? Or, is the problem that there is no one in No10 willing to take GB to one side and say, "Erm, Prime Minister, you might want to redo this one, there's a fair few typos in there". Are they afraid of a low flying phone? Afraid to be seen to say anything against the PM? Who knows.
But for Brown himself, despite all the very valid reasons to hate and despise him, this is not an issue. He has done the right thing in at least trying.Posted 8 years agoallthepiesMember
>Funny that it was The Sun who thought nothing of exploiting the fairly raw grief of a bereaved mother only a month or so after changing their allegiance to the blue scum. Shame on them and those that buy it.
Hmmm, exploited eh ? Looks to me like she went to the Sun with the story. Hardly knocking at her door with her cowering inside is it.Posted 8 years agochris23Member
I have some sympathy for him but a lot more hate.Posted 8 years ago
He did try by writing a letter to the fallen soliders mum….but
At the Royal Albert hall on saturday the camera panned on him, just in time to see him nodding off, And also
During his visit to Afghan we had to scramble 2 jets to give him over watch while there where tic's (troops in contact) happening. Our aircrew went mad when they where sent to cover him while he was in the safety of camp Bastian, but they where not allowed to be retasked.
He has done the right thing in at least trying.
At best he comes across as insincere. At worst, its horrible. Brownfall really does spring to mind. Is he really capable of leading the country? I mean, the economy is a mess, Lloyds TSB is getting a secret additional loan, there are more tax increases on petrol planned over the next few months, some really bizarre decisions. So he sits down and scribbles a short note. Why short for a start FFS.
Sorry, its worrying why he scribbles these notes. It would be endeering in other circumstances but does he know how to manage strategy?Posted 8 years ago
he kept signing the cheques
He was warned for years wasnt he? Reign in the growth as early as 2001, short sharp slap to stabilise but no, they were chasing votes with the 'Iron Chancellor'/you are in safe hands.Posted 8 years ago
I fear Jeremy Clarkson was being polite when he famously referred to his site and his origins.Zulu-ElevenMember
that **** can't even take the time to write a decent letter. Do it properly or not at all, don't pretend to give a shit.
Although the gesture could have been important, I feel the lack of time, care and effort is symptomatic of the level of respect and responsibility that the bloke feels towards the troops. That this reflects the lack of priority given towards capex funding for the MOD, from helos to fuel tank foaming through to body armour.Posted 8 years ago
Although the gesture could have been important, I feel the lack of time, care and effort reflects the level of respect and responsibility that the bloke feels towards the troops.
Or it could have been late at night, private secretary gave him the address details and he knocked this letter out and stuffed it into an envelope whilst slightly drunk?Posted 8 years agoernie_lynchMember
Why short for a start FFS.
I thought it was 2 sides of A4 paper …….. how long do you think it should have been ?
BTW do something about the incorrect spelling and punctuation (questions end with a question mark) in your post Hora ……… as I felt it made you came across as insincere 😐Posted 8 years agoCaptJonMember
Writing a letter of condolence – good
Hand writing it – better
Spelling the name wrongly – bad, we all make mistakes (someone should have checked it though), but that doesn't take away from the fact he still spends time writing the letters.
The Sun using it to score political points – scumPosted 8 years ago
The rest of the media trying to claim this is news – plain lazy journalismDavyMember
I wonder how much the mother was paid to leak the story to the papers? And I wonder if they paid her extra to have a go at him about troop's equipment when he phoned to apologise for his spelling mistake.
The very worst thing that should have happened here is that someone should have circled it in red pen and written "Could do better" in a teacher stylee.Posted 8 years ago
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