The idea of the Government handing out bonuses to public sector workers at a time when private sector workers are facing wage freezes, bonus cuts, shorter working hours etc is bad enough, but for the Government to be handing out bonuses to MOD staff at a time when many brave and selfless British troops are fighting and dying to prop up a corrupt regime in a foreign land we have no business being in is nothing less odious.
For Alan Johnson to come out and say that the pen-pushers in Whitehall deserve these bonuses because they're 'on the front line' is an incredible statement that shows where this Government's priorities lie. For the briefest of nano-seconds I actually felt some pity for Gordon Brown after the Sun's attack on him, but that's gone now.
For God's sake, what on Earth has happened to this country that this Labour government places more worth on civil servants than it does on the soldiers who it sends to war? Only yesterday Peter Mandelson tried to defend Gordon Brown against the Sun's attack by saying the newspaper was portraying the Government as the enemy, not the Taliban. Well this hideous distortion puts Mandelson's weasel-words fairly and squarely into perspective.
We don't need change in this country, we need a f***ing revolution!