THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINE THE STREETS TO WELCOME TROOPS HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN – Thousands of people lined the streets of York to welcome troops home from Afghanistan in a ‘humbling’ display, days after soldier Lee Rigby was murdered in the street in Woolwich.
Full Story: daily mail
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United we stand. Once again the British people stand up and declare we will be terrorized, we will not be threatened and we will stand united against any threat, foreign or domestic.
The images in York clearly show how the British will pull together and make a stand against terrorism by lining the streets in our thousands and welcome home those who put their lives on the line each and every day for our liberty.
For me I often feel deeply ashamed when our Government announces more cuts in the defence budget while upping the exorbitant salaries of willfully incompetent politicians and civil servants.
I often wonder if I were Prime Minister and I asked the British people, through a democratic referendum, if they would accept paying just 2p in an additional tax to provide better stands for our troops if they would object? From the display in York I would suggest they would all me more than happy to do so. Tax shouldn’t be about generating income for the incompetent but rather for serving the good of the people and none serve better than our Armed Forces.
Just the other day I gave my synopsis on the outrageous pay rise our MPs are about to get and yet while a few MPs did question the pay review none came out and asked why our Armed Forces so desperately under-paid.
Putting that gripe aside for now; yes I have much more to say on the subject as I strongly feel our Armed Services should be paid far more that the pittance they currently get for their efforts and often their sacrifice. To me this is just another example of how broken our systems are in the UK.
I have to say, each and every time I see such a display of unification, both with our troops and the public it brings a tear to my eye and fills my heart with so much pride in knowing that we are still able to support one another and declare to the world ‘We Are British’.
We have a vast history and our history and survival has always been in the hands of the men and women who will put their lives at risk on a daily basis just to ensure we are able to raise the Union Jack with pride and enjoy the freedom and liberties we often take for granted.
I for one would just like to sincerely thank all those brave men and women for all they do every day and for the devotion they display in allowing me my continued freedom. Thank you!