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Petraeus scandal forces UK defence chiefs ‘to pull out’

In the light of recent revelations concerning General David Petraeus, senior members of UK armed forces have admitted that they are frequently having to make a ‘hasty tactical withdrawal’ after their privates have been sent into action without proper protection.

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Posted: Nov 22nd, 2012
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‘Trial by Twitter’ acquittal after unconvincing 140 character closing address

The ‘trial by Twitter’ of ex Tory Treasurer Lord McAlpine on sex abuse charges ended in farce after the prosecution made the elementary blunder of starting its closing address with ‘Ladies and gentleman of the jury, thank you for your careful attention during this proceeding,’ thus leaving it only 46 characters for the balance of its address.

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Posted: Nov 11th, 2012
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Government to launch Big Society Direct telephone helpline

‘It doesn’t matter what the situation is – health, education, defence – Big Society Direct will let you access friendly advice, 24/7, from our team of volunteers,’ enthused the Prime Minister.

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Posted: Jan 21st, 2011
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Stealth bribe technology lands Britain Eurofighter deal with India

bid included flock wallpaperSuperior home-grown stealth technology has made the necessary bribes undetectable to conventional systems.

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Posted: Nov 9th, 2010
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HMS Victory to replace Trident and Ark Royal

HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, is to be brought back into service as a replacement for Trident and the Ark Royal.

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Posted: Oct 26th, 2010
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