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Cameron slaps down Ministry of Defence and ends ban on uniforms in public places
Daily Mail ^ | 24th May 2013 | Ian Drury

Posted on 05/24/2013 3:04:57 AM PDT by the scotsman

'David Cameron yesterday tore up an order banning troops from wearing their uniforms in public that was issued in the wake of the Woolwich attack.

He is understood to have told Defence Secretary Philip Hammond he was ‘seriously dismayed’ at official guidance given to personnel in London following the murder.

As the row raged in Whitehall, troops and their families posted pictures of themselves in full uniform online, in defiance of the ruling from the Ministry of Defence.

Insisting that the ban be rescinded, Mr Cameron told a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee in Whitehall:‘The best way to defeat terrorism is for everyone – including our brave service personnel – to go about their lives as normal.’

The dressing down was a blow for Mr Hammond, who is understood to have agreed that the uniform ban should be implemented.'

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


TOPICS: United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: davidcameron; philiphammond; unitedkingdom; waronterror; woolwich

1 posted on 05/24/2013 3:04:57 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Now will he man up, and authorize the issuing and carrying of sidearms in public?


2 posted on 05/24/2013 3:07:36 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: the scotsman

Put the uniform on and issue them their weapons!


3 posted on 05/24/2013 3:07:36 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Jack Hammer
‘The best way to defeat terrorism is for everyone – including our brave service personnel – to go about their lives as normal.’

Wrong, Dave.

4 posted on 05/24/2013 3:09:30 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: missnry

Actually, just give them their swords.

That was one of the few moments in the last couple of years that Cameron stood up and did something.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 3:10:57 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: the scotsman
So military personnel must now hide who they are in their own country, for fear of enraging the nice Muslims. Who's winning here?

"The best way to defeat terrorism is for everyone (...) to go about their lives as normal

Yeah, stick your heads in the sand and the problem might just go away on its own...
6 posted on 05/24/2013 3:23:24 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: the scotsman

Positive move.

But, its just not the UK that has problems dealing realistically with Islam. In the US, the so called conservative GOP has many pro-Islamic types, especially fundraiser Grover Norquist (who is a supporter of groups tied to Islamic Terrorism). Even GW Bush many times used the Dhimmi phrase “Islam is a Religion of Peace”

Until we deal with Islamics realistically... we will always have problems with Islamic Terrorism


7 posted on 05/24/2013 3:38:38 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: pepsionice

“That was one of the few moments in the last couple of years that Cameron stood up and did something.”

That’s because Cameron has Nigel Farage, head of the right nationalist party UKIP that is rapidly gaining popularity in the U.K. breathing down his neck.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 3:50:28 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks the scotsman.


9 posted on 05/24/2013 3:54:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: the scotsman

The victim wasn’t even in uniform.

Here in the states I would have no problem with seeing military people armed and in uniform going about their daily business.


10 posted on 05/24/2013 3:55:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: the scotsman

They are trained soldiers. let them go armed when in uniform.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 4:06:21 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: arthurus

They are trained soldiers. let them go armed when in uniform.


Agree. When it comes to saving a life , any and all means should be utilized.


12 posted on 05/24/2013 4:09:14 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: cripplecreek

Actually... many US installations stateside frown on troops wearing military uniforms off-post or off-base...it has been that way for decades...unless they are on a specific duty requiring them to be in civilian sector


13 posted on 05/24/2013 4:29:34 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: the scotsman

gads that bringsback memories of we Reservists being told we couldn’t wear our fatigues in public on drill days because it would terrorize the public.............really stupid


14 posted on 05/24/2013 4:38:49 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: flaglady47

I love Nigel Farage!!!


15 posted on 05/24/2013 4:39:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: the scotsman

“The best way to defeat terrorism is for everyone – including our brave service personnel – to go about their lives as normal.”

Hmm, is that why terrorism is defeated? I’m not sure we should listen to people like Cameron on this issue.


16 posted on 05/24/2013 4:43:00 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: flaglady47

Excellent....


17 posted on 05/24/2013 4:46:59 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: SeminoleCounty

Sometimes that may be the case but here in Hampton Roads, VA where we have lots of military, it’s really left up to the individual...
We got lots of troops in unie on the beach...


18 posted on 05/24/2013 4:49:09 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: the scotsman
They still can't even name the enemy.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 5:35:28 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: yldstrk
Yes. As a National Guardsman in the 60s and 70s, wearing the uniform in public meant laundering the spittle off of it afterwards.

By the way, the spittle came from critters that are now in charge of the RAT Party and our government.

20 posted on 05/24/2013 6:06:35 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Travis McGee

Well said, as usual.


21 posted on 05/24/2013 6:06:58 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: the scotsman

Wow! Color me shocked! I thought the ban on wearing uniforms was cowardly and suggestive of a victory by the jihadists! Maybe things will start to change...?


22 posted on 05/24/2013 6:07:08 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: the scotsman

Huevos! He found some!


23 posted on 05/24/2013 6:07:31 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Timber Rattler

Deport the Muslims...ALL of them.


24 posted on 05/24/2013 6:09:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: the scotsman
Wear your uniform with pride and carry a sidearm because you are at war.

Obama just announced he is tired of it all so the war is yours. Defense is your responsibility. He is getting ready for vacation....if there are any funds left.

25 posted on 05/24/2013 6:27:12 AM PDT by Rapscallion (In Benghazi they died; Obama, Clinton and Rice lied. God may forgive. I do not.)
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To: Travis McGee

Look at those 6 animals. ABSOLUTELY energized by Satan. The darkness in them comes right to the surface.


26 posted on 05/24/2013 6:34:49 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: the scotsman
It's really sickening to think that some in the UK think that the soldier's uniforms (!!!) are the problem here. Are we supposed to believe that uniforms are so provocative that poor, innocent Muslims just can't help themselves and attack? Seems a bit like blaming a woman's good looks for her being raped.

Until people get their heads out of the PC sand and acknowledge that multiculturalism is the problem, not uniforms, not guns, not knives, nor anything else, nothing will improve.

27 posted on 05/24/2013 8:54:57 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Travis McGee

Now imagine all of them with a pink mist out the back of the head. Caliber/mm distance may vary what’s included.


28 posted on 05/24/2013 9:48:51 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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