Bloody hell, Philip Hammond has clearly been on the road to Damascus over the last fortnight! The Secretary of State for Defence has recognised that the British Military, in some circumstances, offer a better option than the private sector!
Bless! Just imagine, if not for the Olympics, Hammond might have used G4S in Afghanistan! Should the Argies ever attack the Falklands again, without the lesson of the Olympics, Hammond might have sent in the private sector, recruiting students and foreign nationals, asking them to supply their own guns, and arranging for Ryanair to fly them down to the South Atlantic!
Why did it need the G4S farce to show Hammond and the Tories the value of our armed services? Is there anybody outside of the Conservative Party that doesn't appreciate the professionalism of our servicemen?
It amazes me that nobody was asked to fall on his sword over the G4S scandal, but then in a Jobs For The Boys Tory Government, how could a member of the club be blackballed? Black balls in the Tory Party? It's bad enough for the members having a token Asian Chairman and she has no balls for a reason!