The difficulty with using the TA is the …

Comment posted Axed Argylls deployed to Olympic Games security by newsroom.

The difficulty with using the TA is the impact on the economy of employers losing 3,500 staff at short notice.

This part time nature of TA membership and the impact on businesses of using it at a serious level, also casts doubt on the achieveability of the MoD’s plan to double its size and use it more intensively in theatres of war, with the new slimmed down army.

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  • Indy, the banks and the Scottish economy
    Please see the updated section to the article above – and in future when you seek to destroy accurately evidenced argument, at least try to supply some facts and their sources to substantiate what is obvious trolling.
    And ‘Longshanks’ was so ‘perfectly correct’ that he/she was unable to offer any sourced factual information to subtantiate her/his own trolling.
  • Indy, the banks and the Scottish economy
    Please see the update at the foot of the article above.
    We returned from a day working away from the office to find a materially misleading [and/or misinformed and mischievous] comment from ‘pm’ under Comment 1 above.
    We have chosen to correct it within the body of the article above to which it relates.
  • Indy, the banks and the Scottish economy
    Please see the update to the article above.
    We returned from a day working away from the office to find this materially misleading [and/or misinformed and mischievous] comment.
    We have chosen to correct it within the body of the article above to which it relates.
  • Indy, the banks and the Scottish economy
    Suppose you supply and source the factual numbers you’re talking about and we’ll take it from there.
  • BBC indy debate: incoherent uncontrolled unedifying bear pit
    Alex Salmond has, in each of his two debates with Alastair Darling, specifically asked voters to give him the mandate to negotiate for the specific prospectus in the White Paper on Scotland’s Future; and to give him ‘the mandate to keep the pound’.

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  1. I don’t suppose I’m the only one to wonder what will happen in future when our army has been cut by another 20,000. Say, for example, another foot and mouth outbreak coinciding with our forces being fully committed to another of the vanity wars which seem to have become a rite of passage for our recent prime ministers. Shudder.

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  2. I do understand why officers of the British Army have to used to provide security at the Olympics. Surely members of T A could beused at a fraction of the cost.

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    • The difficulty with using the TA is the impact on the economy of employers losing 3,500 staff at short notice.

      This part time nature of TA membership and the impact on businesses of using it at a serious level, also casts doubt on the achieveability of the MoD’s plan to double its size and use it more intensively in theatres of war, with the new slimmed down army.

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