Sunday, 1 February 2009

British recruits for the British Army

In line with Gordon Brown's patriotic cry of "British jobs for British workers", the Army has decided that, for the duration of the Recession, it will cease to actively seek recruits from foreign lands. Currently 17% of the Army's manpower is made up of foreigh nationals.As predicted, the decline in the jobs market has seen an increase in the number of Britons applying for careers in the Armed Forces.
A senior MoD source told the Daily Mail that "British recruiting figures have soared since the credit crunch set in last year".
The former head of the Army, General Sir Mike Jackson, said that some limit on the number of foreign recruits was now necessary. "One has got to come to a judgment as to what is appropriate, what is right, what the British Army can properly absorb without losing its own British identity and ethos."

The Mail: Army puts jobless Britons before foreign recruits