Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Fighting The French And Horse Guards
That is what Wellington is reputed to have said on his principal enemies in the Penisular War.
When more dead servicemen are flown back to the United Kingdom, and the wounded and disabled are brought back sotto voce in case any body sees them. The MOD is having a legal challenge to the levels of compensation paid to disabled servicemen.
You can loll around drinking lager all day, and get 'me rights' , but get wounded on behalf of the country, and Whitehall sets the lawyers onto you
My other favourite quote is Wellington on being Prime Minister
An extraordinary affair. I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them.