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Wear your uniforms, PM tells forces
BBC News ^ | 24th May 2013 | BBC News

Posted on 05/23/2013 4:34:44 PM PDT by the scotsman

The prime minister has said the public want to see armed forces members in their uniforms - after advice to conceal them in public was relaxed.

A defence source had told the BBC the advice was a "common sense" step during the Woolwich attack investigation.

But the advice was later relaxed following a review, said the MoD.

In a message to forces personnel, David Cameron said: "The British public love our armed forces; they love them being in the public eye."'

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: woolwich

1 posted on 05/23/2013 4:34:44 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

I’m betting their email servers crashed and their phone lines busied out.


2 posted on 05/23/2013 4:37:02 PM PDT by rocksblues (The Obama administration the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history.)
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To: the scotsman

What a bunch of crap. I know the soldiers have to be mad as hell.


3 posted on 05/23/2013 4:37:38 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: the scotsman
Wear your uniforms, PM tells forces

and make sure you have concealed carry. If attacked, it becomes a "Free Fire" zone where you are licensed to kill any and all muzzies.

Just dreaming of a non politically correct world.

4 posted on 05/23/2013 4:38:12 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Pray THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA will be delivered from the evil unGODly forces)
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To: the scotsman

They should wear their uniforms and destroy any terrorist that attack on sight.


5 posted on 05/23/2013 4:38:53 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: the scotsman

I’m retarded, I thought it said don’t wear uniforms...my bad.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 4:39:24 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

They are targets now. Let them carry firearms. Problem solved.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 4:39:53 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: rocksblues
100%
8 posted on 05/23/2013 4:40:11 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: the scotsman

If soldiers want to go off base in uniform, they should. They should also be allowed to carry loaded sidearms as part of their uniforms. If that man could have defended himself, there would be two dead “Asians” lying in the street instead of him. And he wouldn’t have danced in the blood.


9 posted on 05/23/2013 4:40:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: the scotsman

I guess they felt the backlash


10 posted on 05/23/2013 4:41:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

That sounds like a great idea to me.


11 posted on 05/23/2013 4:42:01 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

They were against wearing uniforms before they were for it.


12 posted on 05/23/2013 4:42:03 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: GeronL

No concealed carry. Strap that semi auto issued across your back locked and loaded!


13 posted on 05/23/2013 4:43:13 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Repeal The 17th

Is John Kerry the PM over there? :)


14 posted on 05/23/2013 4:43:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: the scotsman

Pretty much certain it is both against UK military regs and civilian law for UK military members to carry knives offbase if the knife isn’t justified by job description and is in transit between employment and residence.

Mind you that is for a small pocket knife.

The UK has raised men without chests.


15 posted on 05/23/2013 4:47:03 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: GeronL

I’m curious what brilliant mind suggested that Brittish Solders cower
by not wearing their uniforms?


16 posted on 05/23/2013 4:53:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: RedMDer

They should wear their uniforms with issued side arms.


17 posted on 05/23/2013 4:55:54 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: tennmountainman

?

I think they should wear their uniforms. It was the UK government that said they shouldn’t, until the backlash made them switch back.


18 posted on 05/23/2013 4:56:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: the scotsman

I propose a “wear BDU’s to work day” worldwide, in order to let the godless Muslim pukes know that this will not be tolerated and if a fight is what they want, a fight is what they shall get!


19 posted on 05/23/2013 4:56:45 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: GeronL

I meant the “who” in the UK. A name


20 posted on 05/23/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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21 posted on 05/23/2013 4:58:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Wear your uniforms and CARRY YOUR WEAPONS. Just like the Israelis who have had to deal with this for decades.


22 posted on 05/23/2013 5:00:07 PM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Let it be Gurka knives at the least.


23 posted on 05/23/2013 5:02:06 PM PDT by Patriot365
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To: tennmountainman

That is a good question. Probably some bonehead in the MoD PR department.


24 posted on 05/23/2013 5:02:47 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: the scotsman

A good first step. Now issue them sidearms and order them to be worn at all times in public.


25 posted on 05/23/2013 5:03:08 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: the scotsman

Wonder how many Brits were wishing they could have pulled out a WaltherPPK and shot the s**t out of those guys? But, they can’t.


26 posted on 05/23/2013 5:03:28 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: GeronL

No doubt a politically correct British moron.


27 posted on 05/23/2013 5:04:41 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Cyber Liberty

“If that man could have defended himself....”

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If, among that crowd, there had been those with CHLs there would not have been an attmpt on the soldier’s life.

Come to think of it, is that the reason Obama wants to disarm the American public so that the muzzies can have a field day?


28 posted on 05/23/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: the scotsman

Can’t wait to hear Nigel Farage weigh in on the muzzie infestation.


29 posted on 05/23/2013 5:06:00 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: the scotsman

Wear your uniform and shoulder your weapon. Walk the streets and take out the trash.


30 posted on 05/23/2013 5:19:23 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Kozak
Wear your uniforms and CARRY YOUR WEAPONS

Now you just know the bedwetters in the UK will scream about that...

They're probably celebrate one of their own military being killed, and blame him for it.

Why do I think that? We have the same kind of people here is the US!

31 posted on 05/23/2013 5:22:31 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: the scotsman

What does it tell us that wearing your uniform or related garb was ever in question...? Ever diverted as a precaution? It’s a sad state of offers, understatement of the year.

I’ve been to Ireland, they have a remnant of true gun rights like Italy (good friend goes there annually), this crap wouldn’t happened in either country, they love their shotguns, these A-hole would have died of a shotgun blast to the chest before the “armed” police arrived.


32 posted on 05/23/2013 5:26:23 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Cyber Liberty

If those two are Asians ( I only saw the one horror show who was walking around looking like your worst nightmare dripping blood) then I am the reincarnation of a young Sophia Loren................

I have always had a bit of disgust w/ people who say, “Send them back,” but now? SEND THEM BACK. ALL OF THEM. ON A SHIP. IMMEDIATELY.


33 posted on 05/23/2013 6:01:22 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: the scotsman

Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

Some things never change.


34 posted on 05/24/2013 1:57:22 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: leaning conservative

‘Asian’ is how the Brits have always referred to both actual Oriental peoples as well as those in Southwest Asia - aka The Middle East.


35 posted on 05/24/2013 1:58:18 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: the scotsman

>> The prime minister has said the public want to see armed forces members in their uniforms -

I guess the PM was reading my posts.

Hey, PM, make sure your MEN are armed. And stop treating your citizens like untrustworthy trash.


36 posted on 05/24/2013 2:00:12 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Spktyr

Thanks, I did know that, but that crazy monster was clearly not Asian. On the news they said he was Nigerian.


37 posted on 05/24/2013 2:43:24 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: leaning conservative

Yes, but their press and government will refer to anyone from the Middle East or anywhere near it or even vaguely in the same general direction as “Asian”. It’s pretty retarded.


38 posted on 05/24/2013 2:52:46 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: leaning conservative

British of Nigerian descent. But born and bred in ‘Sarf London’, which makes their ranting about ‘our lands’ all the more ridiculous.


39 posted on 05/24/2013 3:08:26 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman
"Wear your uniforms, PM tells forces"

Good, those uniforms are EARNED, and should be worn proudly.

40 posted on 05/24/2013 5:07:54 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

—— If soldiers want to go off base in uniform, they should. They should also be allowed to carry loaded sidearms as part of their uniforms -——

I worked on an army base for a time, and none of the soldiers carried, only the civilian security guards!

I asked a navy guy and a marine about it, and they said that it was not unusual.

Didn’t make sense to me.


41 posted on 05/24/2013 6:25:54 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Cyber Liberty

That was in the US


42 posted on 05/24/2013 6:29:41 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

None of the soldiers at Ft. Hood were carrying, which is why that terrorist Major got off so many shots before a civilian cop got him.


43 posted on 05/24/2013 6:49:07 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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