We’re fighting bean counters now, says man who helped beat Nazis – Telegraph

As a Chartered Accountant by original profession, with a doctorate in Business Administration, and a former finance director for a large part of my career, I sometimes get annoyed at the term “bean counter“. However, I agree that the term “bean-counter” has been deployed correctly in this MUST READ article in the Telegraph. Check it out!

via We’re fighting bean counters now, says man who helped beat Nazis – Telegraph.

In my professional career, I have worked quite closely with members of the UK forces, in both training and transferring best practice. Based upon my personal encounters, they are an outstanding group of professionals, with excellent discipline and a good sense of humor.

I reserve my fullest criticism for the meddling politicians and the bungling bureaucrats who are often serving their own narrow interests.

Any thoughts?

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2 responses

  1. Dr Alf is right but the agenda of the “bean counters” at the MOD is not their own but part of a much bigger plan formulated at Bilderberg and CFR meetings but disliked by military men which is to turn the UK Tri Forces into a “plug and play ” component of the American military without making the UK the 52nd State.

    We will not be told that this is the plan but as NATO enlarges to include more countries the practical effect will be precisely as I describe.

    At the same time we will be a “plug and play” component of a European army and navy which is why we are co-operating with the French and not producing our own aircraft carriers with aircraft.

    Soon we will be out of Germany(ie no more BAOR),the military housing stock left will be sold off to developers.

    Next the RAF will be abolished and subsumed into the Army Air Corps and instead of regular soldiers we will have a mixture of reservists(not enough people are coming forward),outsourced mercenary forces along the lines of mini XE,s and if things become difficult,conscription.
    A country of the UK,s size without robots and space based weapons,Tesla cannon and no coastal protection vessel cannot in this day and age defend itself without a Tri Forces of 250,000 men and woman under arms.

    This is not just my view but that of military people who over the years have shared their thoughts with me whilst keeping to their oaths of secrecy about their essential work.
    Therefore as our Tri Forces are below 100,000 men and woman under arms we cannot defend ourselves without the help of others which leaves us in a very dangerous position despite the assurances of politicians.

  2. I understand the good remuneration for politicians is this sets them up with enough money to be above pilfering or corruption, here in Australia many politicians are fiddling the expenses that the taxpayers end up paying, as these expenses have become in focus as many are dubious claims, even the Prime minister, Tony Abbot, is on the fiddle, to think he once had calling as the chosen for Gods, work! this has now faded into history as a freak aberration of youthful folly, nevertheless, when he dons his fire fighters uniform, he puts a claim on the expense account as he will when he gets on his bike dressed in his bike fashion gear.

    On the increase in dress up, every time politicians dress up, all can be part of theatrical acting artistic performance that is paid for by the taxpayer.
    We see it, is of no consequence to pay high remuneration to be above corruption, on the contrary, the pay attracts those who desire not only money but also fame.

    Even ex labor prime minister, Rudd, has done well, possible the family has come out with a couple of million dollars as a result of strewed money making tactics, of being in the know, we no longer have people like Aneurin Bevan, the conscience of the political man has now long gone with the expedience of power and money, to the detriment of the many and the environment.

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