The issue of footwear has exercised the supply chain of the British armed forces for decades, despite a slow start, Afghanistan has proven a catalyst for a revolution in personal equipment and at long last personnel in theatre have the proper boots from Lowa and Meindl
Perhaps we should ask the team to look into the footwear of MP’s and the cabinet.
Quite clearly they are not wearing the correct footwear, instead of the expected elegant brogues they seem to be wearing these.
Amid the continuing confusion over withdrawal dates and strategies in Afghanistan we have the Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Defence, Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister chipping in with contradictory comments.
Whilst they are sweating over the canapes in the White House or subsidised drinks in the House of Commons they should spare a thought for those doing the real sweating and try and get their act together.
Then we have the Prime Minister dropping his trousers and bending over for the US President
In the final act of buffonery, we have the Deputy Prime Minister, a Minister of the Crown, standing at the Despatch Box trying to score a cheap political point against Jack Straw by declaring the Iraq War illegal.
Come to think of it, am I being unfair to clowns?