Yes, that's you, Michael Fallon MP, and it is no excuse for you to say that every Secretary of State for Defence since Lord Carrington have also been total tits!
If I harboured any doubts concerning my somewhat trenchant view expressed in the post below to the effect that "there is no doubt in my mind that our ruling classes, civilian, military and political are rotten and cowardly and stupid to the core" then his interview on Radio4 this morning crushed them completely. The man is so stupid he actually succeeds in making 'Dim Dave' look rather bright by comparison.
He was being interviewed on the news that he intends to allow women to fight with the infantry. This is a subject I touched upon in my first 'Looneyrama' post a few days ago. Preceding him on the programme was a very shrewd lady who had served for several years with one of the support services units - a signals squadron, I believe. She made clear that the women in her unit were incapable of lifting and carrying the heavy equipment but given that they were a rear echelon formation there was no immediate pressure and the men did the heavy lifting whilst the women did the other tasks.
But as a sceptical John Humphries kept reminding him, there was no such luxury in the frontline where everyone had, literally as well as metaphorically, to 'pull their own weight'. The lady officer had pointed to the experience of a female US Marine who was fanatical in her belief that women could do anything a man could do and was then reduced to a physical wreck by her efforts. All of this was brushed aside by useless 'Fattie' Fallon MP, a man whose stupidity began early in life when he led his fellow University students in a pro-Europe movement!
It was obvious under Humphries' interrogation that he intends to bully the army into lowering the physical standards for infantry selection and training in order to ensure that women can join. May we expect a bevy of resignations from the generals in our high command? Don't hold your breath, they couldn't care less about the 'Toms', all they want is their Knighthoods and Lordships!
Apologies for the somewhat erratic service here at D&N over recent days. Not just "events, dear boy, events" but hectic, time-consuming and tiring events. However, I am planning a calm(-ish) day today and an equally calm(-ish) weekend and I have several matters I wish to unleash on the world - so 'stick around, you ain't seen nuttin' yet!'