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The Army has apologised after a reported 38 soldiers learned they were losing their jobs by e-mail.
It comes as it emerged up to 100 RAF trainee pilots - a quarter of the total - will be told they have to leave.
"It would be bad enough to treat any soldier like this. But these men are 22-year long-serving senior non-commissioned officers - the backbone of the army.
Originally posted by Whateva69
If you want to cut defence spending start with the private companies that work for defence,
not the soldiers.
UK banks are getting tens of billions of pounds in "hidden subsidies" from taxpayers and customers on top of direct state support, a report says. The biggest subsidy, worth possibly £30bn a year, comes from the state standing behind the banks, the New Economics Foundation (NEF) has said. Increased interest rates to borrowers amounts to another £2.5bn a year. But the British Bankers' Association (BBA) said the financial services industry paid £54bn in tax in 2010.
The NEF, an independent economic think-tank, has said the banks received £1.2tn in support during the financial crisis.
This equates to 85% of the UK's national income in 2009, it said.
Banking group Barclays has reported pre-tax profits of £6.07bn for the full-year 2010, slightly higher than analysts were expecting.
Libraries will be merged with sports centres and recycling collections halved under Salford City Council plans to absorb cuts of more than £40m.
A package of £60m cuts over 12 months has been backed by Norfolk County Council at a meeting.
Originally posted by franspeakfree
I have little respect for soldiers on the front line. I don't care if these soldiers are 'protecting our country' I don't own it and neither does anyone else, we all reside on a pieces of land on a planet that has been divided up naturally or by man and given a name, nothing more nothing less.
I have little respect for anyone that would literally allow themselves to be brainwashed in to shooting another hu-man being because they are told that person is the enemy.However this is a clear example that shows just how corrupt and heartless the MOD/DOD are.
I mean you have to laugh, these guys and girls risk their life in order to make way for massive amounts of corruption and money to flow in to the pockets of the elites and still these poor unsuspecting fools continue to be used day after day after day, if thats not brainwashed then what is?
Answer me this: How many al quaeda have been caught and arrested in Afghanistan since the UK troops moved in?