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By Cyclist
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Millions of public sector workers in England face a pay freeze next year, the BBC has learned.

The 5.5 million affected include key workers lauded for their service during the pandemic, from the armed forces and police, to teachers and civil servants.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55011477

Still, Spaceships! Laser guns! Bigliest Navy EVVAH!
 
By Oblomov
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Sounds good until you read that armed forces salaries are part of the pay freeze so there will probably be nobody to staff those gargantuan new dreadnoughts :roll:
 
By Bones McCoy
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Oblomov wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Sounds good until you read that armed forces salaries are part of the pay freeze so there will probably be nobody to staff those gargantuan new dreadnoughts :roll:
Sea scouts. Obvs.
 
By The Red Arrow
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Yebbutt those moaning matelots and squaddies get free clothing and accomodation along with the opportunity to check out early from the shiitshow known as life under Britain Trump's corrupt so-called government. Oh, and any odds on H.M.S. Serco and the Warburton's Regiment, groovers?
 
By Cyclist
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1) Squaddies and matelots only get issued with the basics. A lot of the stuff mandated in Dress Regulations has to be bought. Even down to stable belts, rank slides and Tactical Recognition flashes. Not a lot of people know that.

2) Squaddies don't get free accomodation once out of basic training. Matelots get free accommodation when they're at sea (and still have to pay to store all the stuff they can't take on a ship with them). Not a lot of people know that, either.

C) it's more likely to be HMS Babcock, seeing as they've already got their tentacles all over Her Brendaship's Naval Bases and Dockyards.
 
By youngian
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Boiler wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:50 pm
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:57 pm
Don't know if this will lead anywhere.
Precisely nowhere, I'd imagine. Has anything they've done led anywhere?
Not until a government's power and authority evaporates then the favours from the Bill and regulators stop coming in order to please new incumbent masters (if they wish to pursue prosecution). Meanwhile no issue of corruption, lying or bad behaviour will be conceded as most of these deadbeat ministers have a rap sheet (an occasional backbench twerp like Neil Hamilton can be thrown to the lions though). Circle the wagons.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:58 am
Ian - you must have missed the What'sApp memo -they don't circle the wagons any more, they form a square.


And hope their opponents don't have grape shot...
Time to take the Mailwatch Wagon for another spin:

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