The resignation of the head of UK special forces ,Major Sebastian Morley, over the inadequate equipment UK forces are having to use in Afghanistan and Iraq will, no doubt, be ignored and brushed under the carpet by the government in the same way as concerns about the armour on Scimitar armoured vehicles, fire warnings on Nimrods, dangers of explosions on Hercules aircraft and the lack of body armour for troops have in the past. Now Major Morley highlight the fact that snatch Land Rovers are useless in theatres of war, yet the government seem to be oblivious to it.
The problem is when the head of the SAS is so disgusted with what his troops are having to use, then we really have got problems.
The Ministry of Defense describes Snatch Land Rovers as protected patrol vehicles for use in "low-threat areas." If the MOD believe that Iraq and Afghanistan are low risk areas, then I suggest we move some junior ministers to these areas to be driven about in Land Rovers for a while. I'm sure they'd take action then !