Before Gavin Williamson became Education Minister and before he started crowing about the UK getting lots of Covid vaccines it had neither developed nor manufactured, he used to be Defence Secretary.
During that time he told the Russians to go away and shut up and threatened to send our new aircraft carrier to patrol the South China Sea. It had no aircraft at the time
He’s been quiet on the latest research revealing that:
British soldiers were 12% more likely to have been killed than their American counterparts during the “war on terror” in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study of casualty figures. The research – intended as a lessons learned exercise – also concludes that UK forces were 26% more likely to have been killed by improvised explosives, validating longstanding complaints about the poorly armoured Snatch Land Rover. Iain Overton, the editor of the study, said that while it was hard to be “absolutely concrete” on why British troops were more likely to have died, “repeated scandals over poor equipment” were likely to have had an impact.
This report will resonate darkly with Scots but seems of little interest to our media.
BBC 1? Nope.
BBC Scotland. All those Scots who served in Afghanistan? No?
Surely, the ‘trusted’ Herald? Nope.
Not even in Scotland in Union’s newsletter, the Scotsman? Doesn’t Charles ‘Jock’ MacDonald-Marlborough take it? He’ll be in a strop!
Just the Guardian? Those muesli-eating surrender monkeys!!!