Monday, March 8, 2021

Patrick Benham-Crosswell

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Patrick Benham-Crosswell is a former Army officer who has spent over twenty years in commerce, including several years working in modelling, simulation and analysis.

Hands off, Rishi! Let the private sector fuel the recovery

ONE of the very few organisations to have performed well during the pandemic has been the Treasury’s horticultural department, which has – perhaps against...

If it’s broke, don’t bother fixing it

THE civil service might no longer face the Cummings Inquisition but, thankfully, the government’s determination to implement reform has not abated. Dame Simone Finn,...

The Army deserves better than this spiteful book

THERE is a new much-hyped book called The Changing of the Guard by Simon Akam which investigates the British Army since 9/11.  Hurrah. One of the more...

Why beards don’t belong in the Army

I SUSPECT that the early 21st century will be a fascinating time for anthropologists. In the City I watched the demise of the tie. When I...

You ’orrible little Civil Servant!

WHEN investigative writers publish their account of the Covid fiasco, their readers will be astonished to learn how a mildly infectious virus lethal only...

Johnson – flawed loner undermined by incompetents

I SPENT a large part of Christmas reading Tom Bower’s unauthorised biography of Boris Johnson. The Guardian's reviewer says it lets Johnson off the hook. I...

Andrew ‘do a deal’ Neil: Wrong on democracy, wrong on Brexit

I’M usually a fan of Andrew Neil, but his piece in yesterday’s Daily Mail which argues that any Brexit deal would make Western liberal democracy remain a shining...

Johnson must be ready to fight in defence of the realm

AS SURE as night follows day, after the Prime Minister’s belated suggestion that the Royal Navy prepare for fish wars in the Channel, Chris...

Is the Navy ready for another Cod War? No

THE Prime Minister, belatedly and perhaps not sincerely, considers no deal with the EU a likely outcome and has told his government to prepare...

Pass the sickbag! Risible rhetoric of Sir Smug, overlord of NHS failures

RATHER mischievously, but marvellously, last week’s Spectator had an article by Sir Simon Stevens, Chief Executive Officer of the NHS, opposite a polemic from Rod Liddle...

Johnson’s energy call – sorry, wrong numbers

OUR innumerate government is at it again, with Bozo getting excited about a plan that is incoherent, under-costed and contains more soundbites than sense....

And this innumerate twit was a ministerial adviser?

IT may be that Pfizer has given the government an early Christmas present with a vaccine that is efficacious in 90 per cent of...

The General parks his tanks on Whitehall’s lawns

I THINK I have just watched the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Defence Secretary declaring war. (On Whitehall, not Johnny Foreigner.) On Wednesday...

The Army can’t save Johnson even if it wants to

YOU can tell when a British PM is in trouble: he calls for the Army. He then usually learns that, rightly, the power of...

Who needs troops and tanks when you’re armed with a snappy soundbite?

THE Telegraph reports that Dominic Cummings is citing USAF General Bernard Schriever as the exemplar of how to do military procurement. Schriever (1910-2005) developed the US ballistic...

Scrap HS2, not tanks

THE summer is known as the ‘silly season’ in the media because, historically, senior politicians, mandarins and editors were all holidaying on the grouse...

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