Maybe the members of the public who complained would feel better protected if they carried water balloons and spit balls. I don't think the brave Tommies who laid down their lives for that same public while toting around heavy Enfields would be at all impressed.
So according to the good Major, if these cadets are "not really soldiers", why then should anyone expect them to adhere to military standards? With "leaders" like this, we'll be going over there again someday to bail them out.
Another shining example of the Nanny State Great Britain has become. It's no wonder al qaeda is targeting Europe, what with the French surrendering when a bottle rocket goes off and the Brit's not allowing even ARMY cadets to carry a rifle in public. I wish I had some notion of what it's going to take to get people to wake up, but when you see stuff like this, you almost feel like the situation is hopeless.
Sad to say we may not be much better. I recall a newspaper article on a U.S. soldier, carrying an M16 AND a bayonet, not being allowed aboard a plane until his "dangerous" swiss army knife was put in checked baggage.
This is so typical of what goes on in England now. My Grandfather who fought in the 1st world war, would turn over in his grave at the state England is in now. The goverment just rolls over and lets its belly be tickled, by whichever minority shouts louder. Its a good job its an island, as at least it keeps the scum in the same place.
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