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By MisterMuncher
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#558339
He's got a point.

That veterans are routinely homeless and under-provided for, and a charity has to plug the gaps is a fucking disgrace. The RBL has good cause to question Government policy here, particularly if members of the Government are content to pass themselves as caring about same.
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By The Weeping Angel
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#558340
No it's about his campaign against the RBL. Also considering that last week he was calling for the RBL's abolition, I'd say his concerns for homeless vets is a smokescreen.

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region ... -1-8695440
Last edited by The Weeping Angel on Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:29 pm, edited 2 times in total.
 
By Boiler
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The Weeping Angel wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:43 pm
I see prize winning prat Aaron Bastani has started his next crusade against that enemy of socialism the Royal British Legion.

Well, he's on Radio 4 tonight on Any Questions - with Ben Bradshaw, Nadim Sahawi and Minette Batters. Could be interesting.
 
By youngian
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Bastani made some interesting points and some charities do get involved in criticising government welfare policy but the BL makes a point of staying out of the political fray. Which is most welcome as the right has ritualised Remembrance as a nationalist fetish.

I find it offensive to the core that Theresa May is laying wreaths in France and Belguim today while facilitating the fracturing of Europe through Brexit. But I keep it to myself as I don't expect many people in the UK to join the dots. It would be refreshing if one Remembrance year we focus on the politicians and diplomats who tackled the big question as to how you stop international politics breaking down. Because war is just politics by other means.
 
By The Weeping Angel
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youngian wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:54 am
Bastani made some interesting points and some charities do get involved in criticising government welfare policy but the BL makes a point of staying out of the political fray. Which is most welcome as the right has ritualised Remembrance as a nationalist fetish.

I find it offensive to the core that Theresa May is laying wreaths in France and Belguim today while facilitating the fracturing of Europe through Brexit. But I keep it to myself as I don't expect many people in the UK to join the dots. It would be refreshing if one Remembrance year we focus on the politicians and diplomats who tackled the big question as to how you stop international politics breaking down. Because war is just politics by other means.
Arron's playing the old trick of inflating the numbers when it comes to homeless veterans.

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