I was watching a debate on Sky News the other day about the Junior Doctors strike. First let me say that I have the utmost respect for our NHS and its hard working staff, I have always advocated that along with the Fire Service, Ambulance service, Police and of course the Military, they should never be in a position where they need to strike and be paid accordingly, I know it is not possible for the Military to strike, although many will feel like it after the money grabbing witch hunts of late . There is only one point that that a Junior doctor said that stuck in my mind, she said that she often has to work on a Saturday, which she called a `social day `, there are many others that also have to work `social days` , I can also recall, someone on TV talking about the military in Afghanistan , they said something along the lines of “Well nobody made them join up.” , well the same can be said for Junior Doctors.
Those that have never experienced War will always think War a good idea,
The Royal Artillery Prayer
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who dost everywhere lead
thy people in the way of righteousness, Vouchsafe so as to lead the
Royal Regiment of Artillery, That wherever we serve, on land or sea or in
the air, We may win the glory of doing thy will Amen.
A quarter of homeless people are ex-services and 5,000 former service personnel are in prison.
The Red Poppy Company.
Did you know that each year an average of ten Falklands veterans commit suicide, this means that more soldiers have killed themselves since the end of that war than the fewer than two hundred and fifty eight who died during it.
(Source: Times cover story 12/11/02)
A "tsunami" of mental health problems resulting from the war in Iraq is "headed our way," - -
Ex-servicemen make up a quarter of homeless people in Britain, according to Shelter and the government's social exclusion unit.
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