That's right, even those who are out there on the front line, on active duty. Fighting for Queen and Country.
Nope: Gordon's used the props, had his photo-op, and now he couldn't give a shit about them.
So now it's time to shut them up. After all, Gordo's got an election to win. And anything that might make us consider voting for anyone else must be ruthlessly supressed.
According to the Daily Telegraph, who have seen a leaked memo:
"British journalists and TV crews are to be banned from the Afghan front line once a date for the election has been set, while senior officers will be prohibited from making public speeches and talking to reporters"
What? What the fuck? Prohibited from making speeches? Prohibited from talking to reporters? But hang on, there's more:
"..embeds for all British news broadcasters and national journalists will be prohibited during the campaign"
Note, folks, only British journalists. Everyone else can hear how well or badly this war is going: just not the (voting) British public. Dear God.
But then we come to the cynical cherry on this giant shit-cake, the crowning glory. Wait for it....
"MoD websites will also be “cleansed” of any “non-factual” material including anything containing troops’ opinions of the war"
Fucking hell. So, censorship of anything that might cost Labour votes, eh? 'Cleansing' of websites? This is some chilling stuff. What next? How the fuck do they think they're going to get away with this?
We're not wearing this. Soldiers, Civil Servants. Anyone with any 'non-factual' material. CF hereby throws his blog open to you.
Come here, and have your say. Have a guest post. Have as many as you want. Email CF, DM CF on Twitter. Stick links in the comments.
We will not let this fucking corrupt, mendacious, inept Government censor you for PR reasons.
Labour can censor and restrict the tame, buyable, dead-tree media, but they can fuck right off out of the blogosphere.
++update++ : and, while we're at it, how about a Twitter hashtag? #silencedArmy