I am delighted that 1,000 people in Scotland have gained permanent employment which will enhance their skills base through training and education.and our (Unionism's) old friend, Christine Grahame:
These recruits are a credit to themselves and their families and Scotland* applauds their decision to serve.
The grim reality of joining the British Army is that if you join up you have a 1 in 9chance of coming home seriously wounded or worse, in a body bag.Ah, we're back again to London Labour, that'll be the "London" Labour led by a man from where exactly? But that little quibble is besides the point; again I think Ms Grahame's opinion on this (as with the monarchy) is closer to what would be the consistent nationalist one; a SNP senior politician welcoming the increase in British Army recruitment in Scotland just doesn't make any kind of sense.
The figures I have obtained give an indication of the intensity of fighting in Afghanistan and the huge toll it is taking in young people’s lives, leaving many scarred for life, mentally and physically.
I do not blame young people for turning to the Army as a way out of poverty and deprivation brought on by the failed economic policies of London Labour.
*Again the presumption by a SNP politician that he/she is entitled to speak on behalf of Scotland. On this, as with most matters, I'm sure that he doesn't...