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    Pssst, wanna buy something....?

    I've got a ship's anchor going cheap - you interested mate? Handy if ever you buy a warship or sommat.

    BBC News - Thieves steal plane fuselage and ship's anchor from MoD

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    The Ministry of Justice said 34 laptops and 42 BlackBerrys had gone missing but that they were all password encrypted.
    Thats fine then, they will be useless! Yeah right. but the £50k Heli tuner can't be small and what use is it to Joe down the pub.

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    They will probs just weigh the plane fuselage and anchor in for scrap, ideal really becuase once they have have crushed and melted the evidence have gone aswell
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    Ms Berger, Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree, asked for a breakdown of items worth £100 or more which had been stolen from the MoD since the government took office.
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    Childish, playground tactics. Shame on her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
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    Childish, playground tactics. Shame on her.
    Spot on.
    Because I'm sure all MoD employees think "oohh wait, Labour aren't in government any more? Right I'd best leave my laptop on a train, that'll learn 'em!"
    If a person is going to lose a laptop, they will lose it, regardless of who is in power, what they had for breakfast or who the current #1 single is!!

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    I'd be intersted to see how this compares to other departments, say the NHS for example. TBH, most of the thefts would not be by military personel as you spend most of your time begrudging the fact you have to carry/maintain/operate the kit in the first place, and the vast bulk of it is useless outside of military circles anyway.
    And I agree, it seems to be a petty politicians trick that ties down a civil servant for a week and a half compiling a list for her to wave across the floor of the commons to score political brownie points.

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