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Laura Perrins: Cameron’s to blame for this Navy lark


From time to time I will be presenting my Leftist Wrecker of the Week award to the people who have destroyed our great institutions.

This week’s Leftist Wrecker is David Cameron who, I believe, thought it was a sensible idea to permit women to serve on nuclear submarines.

It was a Conservative government which six years ago removed the all-male submarine rule. That nitwit Cameron, then, caused the current mess. He will have done it for ideological reasons and certainly not for efficiency or effectiveness.

We were told last week: ‘A scandal over conduct on a Royal Navy nuclear submarine has widened after it was disclosed that a second officer was also removed for an alleged improper relationship with a female colleague.

The submarine’s commander and his second-in-command were last week both taken off HMS Vigilant while Navy chiefs investigate the claims.

Cdr Stuart Armstrong, the boat’s commander, was earlier this week revealed to have been relieved of his duties after allegations his relationship with a female subordinate was ‘closer than it should have been’.

The only scandalous aspect of this entirely predictable scandal is that the government did not seem to know that when you put men and women in very close quarters and send them on a long journey beneath the sea, something might just happen between them.

The report goes on: Naval sources said the removal of the top two officers from a vessel was ‘highly unusual’.

It might have been highly unusual when the defence of the realm was taken seriously and only men served in such posts. But these days the interests of the British people are always trumped by feminism, PC garbage, and all the other Leftist nonsense that will bring Britain to its knees. This scandal was entirely predictable to normal people who know human nature.

But the Navy has rules, it seems, to protect against misconduct: ‘Relationships within the same command chain are banned on board submarines and warships for fear they will lead to favouritism that undermines discipline and orders.’ So there you go. That solves that problem.

And what’s more: Relationships outside the same chain of command are allowed, but there is a strict ‘no touching’ rule during deployments.

No touching! No touching! Now, now, boys and girls, hands where I can see them, I want to see some daylight between you two. It would be funny if it were not so serious.

HMS Vigilant is one of four Vanguard-class submarines armed with Trident nuclear missiles as part of Britain’s deterrent. She was not on a nuclear deterrent patrol at the time of the alleged conduct but was visiting America. That’s a relief then.

It seems the officers were not that vigilant on HMS Vigilant – or not vigilant enough to stop an illicit love affair. In truth, we all know that making something illicit is a sure way to guarantee that people will keep their clothes on. No, sir, it does not add to the romance, attraction or allure one bit.

Another Naval source said the men had been removed as a precaution ‘without prejudice’ while the investigation continued. Only it does prejudice the taxpayer, the Navy, and the interests of Great Britain as a whole. All of which were secondary to the radical Leftist/feminist agenda pursued by Cameron.

So there we have it. Two highly ranked officers are under investigation. How much will this cost the taxpayer? How much did it cost the taxpayer to train these men in the first place? And now they have been removed and are probably painting their garden sheds. Well done, Conservatives!

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