Friday, March 07, 2008


Now that the desert dust has settled a bit I have looked again at the Soldier Harry fiasco.

He wanted to do the job he was trained for and go to war on the front line, some say this is laudable, laudable or not I say it was naive.
It was naive to think that a Royal Prince would be allowed to be a normal soldier.

It was dishonest of the establishment, the Army, and his family and advisers to let him believe this fantasy, it says something about him I'm afraid that he actually bought it.

He then threw the toys out of his pram and backed the army into a corner and the army backed down, quite simply they knew that his resignation would have been on every newspaper and TV bulletin in the world and the dishonest farce of royals being real soldiers would have been exposed.
That collusion would have been bad for the army and bad for the royals.

What about the man himself ? he tried to rescue his reputation as a dissolute playboy with no real job and has ended up worse.

It can be summed up like this, he came back saying "it was great just being one of the lads" and a sycophantic media led the cheering, conveniently forgetting that the rest of "the lads" didn't have a team of personal bodyguards made up of Gurkha's and SAS men protecting them.

He has been made to look even sillier by trying to claim he was just another soldier, did he actually see himself as that ? how could he, what was he thinking of, and the Army ? just think about these top brass commanders and shiver.


Anonymous said...

Terry what the hell are you on about?
This is not worth a moments thought, rather than your deliberations!
The "media" knew all about this escapade, a few refused to go along with it, but you will have to dig deep to find that out!

Anonymous said...

Yawn, more of the same old prejudice and bigotry.

Do us a favour councillor, put Rayleen back on blog duty. At least she has a passable command of the English language.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 11:59

I’m neither prejudiced nor bigoted. I have expressed my sympathy for the prince in the same as I would for anyone who is being used in such a way.

Anonymous said...

Cllr Kelly is entitled to his views & should be praised for posting them in his blog. Of course, come election time, if his views are published again in all the local papers & on flyers, voters have the same rights to consign him to the dole queue.

Anonymous said...

Your intelligence-free tourettisms have finally been put to good use. Helping Rupert Murdoch make more money! Check out today's Sunday Times - Atticus section. At least now a wider public can see you for what you really are. you must be so proud.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 13:35

Yes indeed, this is what cowards like you threatened at the last election and I won by a barrow load.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 14:27

I won’t lose sleep over Rupert attacking me but if he were praising me !

Atticus section ?

Apleaofinsanity said...


Where I may not always agree with your point of view, I find it refreshing that a political entity such as yourself, will openly express them.

Would you really expect the sunday times to comment positively on anything you had to say?.

Anonymous said...

Blogger Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 13:35

Yes indeed, this is what cowards like you threatened at the last election and I won by a barrow load.

No you didn't, you scraped in and your daughter got her backside booted out.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Apleaofinsanity) 09/03/08

I’ve been taken aback by the number of comments which say that The Sunday Times was attacking me, this is really na├»ve.

Do you really not know what the article was about ? Are you that much off the pace ?

Do I think The Sunday Times is interested in what I think about Prince Harry ? Of course not, have a rethink.

Who were they attacking, think hard.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Shotgun) 09/03/08

My daughter who has nothing to do with this lost by 12 votes and I was first home in my ward by a long way.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Shotgun March 10 Th. 08 6.35 pm.

Remove the sleaze or you won't get published.