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  1. Published on: 11/10/2018 07:49 AMReported by: roving-eye
    MP Damien Moore has become a member of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, citing Southport’s veterans as an inspiration.



    In September, Damien joined fellow MPs at the Defence Academy for their induction into the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. The AFPS was created in 1987 to give Members of Parliament a taste of military life and has since expanded to include peers and MEPs. Last month, the two-day course involved rifle training, an inspection of armoured vehicles, and classes on defence and foreign policy.

    Damien said: ‘I have always felt an urge to serve but speaking to our town’s veterans over the last year, I decided it was time to actually do something about it and have joined the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme.

    ‘The Scheme will enable me to represent my constituents and develop my understanding of our Armed Forces and the training required.’

    The Southport MP will now begin the next stage of his training.

    The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS) is a privately-run programme to give Members of Parliament and peers in the United Kingdom and members of devolved assemblies, Tynwald and British MEPs experience of the armed forces.

    The objective of the scheme is to help parliamentarians understand the work of the armed forces and foster genuine personally informed contributions to participate in defence debates. MPs are neither paid for their participation or deployed during the course of their training.

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  3. Gwhizz says:11/10/2018 11:56 AM
    How exactly is he serving?!! This isn't the TA... they are not reservists... it's not even run by the Armed Forces!

    It's a privately run scheme... they never get deployed, they can't get called up... it's not even a "Dads Army" thing.

    They didn't even have uniforms originally but now supply them to make them blend in and presumably feel better about pretending to be in the forces.

    I have no problem with Damien wanting to get more enlighted about what those actually in the forces do... but to suggest he is also serving is quite appalling... and I doubt many who have actually served would take kindly to the suggestion.

  4. salus.populi says:11/10/2018 11:59 AM
    Stupid boy.
    We're all doomed.

    So he's always felt the urge to serve but never got beyond the frontline at Asda.

  5. nosobored says:11/10/2018 02:49 PM
    You and your spinless racist bigot party of lefty losers are a insult to our armed forces and there personal,You are absolutely a despicable bunch of cowards you wouldn't last the first day of BT never mind 12 weeks,It is absolutely commendable that Damian has signed up, you should be ashamed at your comment you are not fit to hold a UK passport you are a complete disgrace and coward,Parasite.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gwhizz View Post
    How exactly is he serving?!! This isn't the TA... they are not reservists... it's not even run by the Armed Forces!

    It's a privately run scheme... they never get deployed, they can't get called up... it's not even a "Dads Army" thing.

    They didn't even have uniforms originally but now supply them to make them blend in and presumably feel better about pretending to be in the forces.

    I have no problem with Damien wanting to get more enlighted about what those actually in the forces do... but to suggest he is also serving is quite appalling... and I doubt many who have actually served would take kindly to the suggestion.

  6. Gwhizz says:11/10/2018 05:49 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by nosobored View Post
    You and your spinless racist bigot party of lefty losers are a insult to our armed forces and there personal,You are absolutely a despicable bunch of cowards you wouldn't last the first day of BT never mind 12 weeks,It is absolutely commendable that Damian has signed up, you should be ashamed at your comment you are not fit to hold a UK passport you are a complete disgrace and coward,Parasite.
    You seem to be lacking a bit of understanding... he hasn't "signed up"... this course ISN'T part of the Armed Forces... it's an educational course for MPs on the Armed Forces, which is fine as far as it goes but it most categorically is not "serving" and suggesting otherwise is really quite wrong... also, given Damien went MIA for the vote on increasing armed forces pay increase last winter, it all rings just a bit hollow.

  7. donkey22 says:11/10/2018 06:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by nosobored View Post
    You and your spinless racist bigot party of lefty losers are a insult to our armed forces and there personal,You are absolutely a despicable bunch of cowards you wouldn't last the first day of BT never mind 12 weeks,It is absolutely commendable that Damian has signed up, you should be ashamed at your comment you are not fit to hold a UK passport you are a complete disgrace and coward,Parasite.
    Oh dear! We have got our knickers in a twist haven’t we? So you don’t like people expressing their opinions? Seemed like someone was making a very valid point in their post which I’m quite sure a lot of Southport residents would agree with. Damian Moore is a complete waste of space and I’m quite certain the ‘proper’ armed forces would soon kick him out.
    And on a separate note, before you launch your next tirade of verbal diarrhoea, you could at least arm yourself with a dictionary or turn your spell checker on please.

  8. silver fox says:11/10/2018 08:33 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by nosobored View Post
    You and your spinless racist bigot party of lefty losers are a insult to our armed forces and there personal,You are absolutely a despicable bunch of cowards you wouldn't last the first day of BT never mind 12 weeks,It is absolutely commendable that Damian has signed up, you should be ashamed at your comment you are not fit to hold a UK passport you are a complete disgrace and coward,Parasite.
    Whoa there soft lad, Moore hasn't signed up to the military in any way shape or form, incidentally in spite of propaganda from the likes of Daily Mail etc; the biggest and most savage cuts to our military has come from your beloved Tories, not from any form of left wing government, look it up when you've calmed down, you just may be surprised and possibly revise your opinions.

  9. dav says:12/10/2018 11:22 PM
    Well done Damien.

    Whizzy is just upset that we're more likely to see Corbyn joining ISIS or Hamas than anything to do with the British forces.

  10. silver fox says:13/10/2018 09:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by dav View Post
    Well done Damien.

    Whizzy is just upset that we're more likely to see Corbyn joining ISIS or Hamas than anything to do with the British forces.
    Deluded comment.

  11. Gwhizz says:13/10/2018 01:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by dav View Post
    Well done Damien.

    Whizzy is just upset that we're more likely to see Corbyn joining ISIS or Hamas than anything to do with the British forces.
    ...not really Dav, you can say well done all you want but I just think it is pretty shameful to suggest Damien is serving when he isn't.
    It's little more than a bit of a jolly playing at dressing up. As pointed out above, he also went missing for the vote on increasing armed forces pay last year... so much for "well done".

  12. clive764 says:13/10/2018 01:49 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Gwhizz View Post
    ...not really Dav, you can say well done all you want but I just think it is pretty shameful to suggest Damien is serving when he isn't.
    Not as shameful as Corbyn refusing to sing the National Anthem.

  13. abbeyroad says:13/10/2018 02:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by clive764 View Post
    Not as shameful as Corbyn refusing to sing the National Anthem.
    No harm in refusing to sing the National Anthem in a country which allows freedom of expression. Or should that be non expression! Not sure it's a particularly admirable quality in somebody who aspires to be Prime Minister though. He always looks particularly uncomfortable at events such as Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph to me.

  14. nosobored says:13/10/2018 02:09 PM
    More like the absolute truth fruit loop
    Quote Originally Posted by silver fox View Post
    Deluded comment.

  15. nosobored says:13/10/2018 02:10 PM
    Who are you calling soft lad you fazed out dried up old hag
    Quote Originally Posted by silver fox View Post
    Whoa there soft lad, Moore hasn't signed up to the military in any way shape or form, incidentally in spite of propaganda from the likes of Daily Mail etc; the biggest and most savage cuts to our military has come from your beloved Tories, not from any form of left wing government, look it up when you've calmed down, you just may be surprised and possibly revise your opinions.

  16. dav says:13/10/2018 02:33 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by silver fox View Post
    Deluded comment.

    Not really, given Comrade Corbyn's former employment as a paid agent and presenter on Ayatollah Khamenei's Islamist regime propaganda station PressTV.

    Wherever Corbyn turns up it's always to slag off Britain and to promote evil causes (like the Iran regime, IRA, Hamas, Hezbullah, and Socialist -starving - Venezuela, etc.). He's a traitorous joke.


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