The heroic British military deserve a raise for reinforcing during strikes

Our heroes

Strikes have divided the country.

Some believe the government should pay NHS workers what they want.

The military deserve a Christmas bonus, but it should be even bigger


The military deserve a Christmas bonus, but it should be even biggerCredit: Doug Seeburg

Others say government needs to be sensible about what Britain can afford.

Some, like Labor frontman John Healey, claim Tory ministers are “deliberately bringing our country to a standstill”.

Why should they?

You know our opinion on the strikes: you are wrong in a country already on its knees and our finances devastated by Covid and war.

What unites us all, barring a few hard-left weirdos, is our admiration for the troops who have stepped in to drive ambulances and check passports to keep Britain going at Christmas.

Some even say our airports are running smoother!

The sun requested a bonus for our forces, who had to tear up their own celebratory plans, and we’re glad they got it.

We only wish it was more than £20 a day.

If someone deserves a decent buck, they do it.

Danger data

The UK is rightly increasingly reluctant to invest in Chinese firms in UK companies.

And defense treaties must certainly be totally taboo.

China is an evil tyranny that has destroyed freedom in Hong Kong, stolen and hacked around the world and enslaved a million Muslims.

It is Russia’s ally and threatens to invade Taiwan.

His sinister communist government is forcing Chinese companies to disclose any data they hold.

So we should be concerned if a British contractor funded with Chinese money is handed the personal details of our troops, including – unbelievably – the notoriously secretive SAS.

Pinnacle Group insists it’s squeaky clean. The Department of Defense also says relevant Pinnacle employees have been security screened.

Fine. Let’s hope they’re right.

A leak to Beijing could be catastrophic.

Merry Christmas

A year ago tomorrow, the Queen spoke prophetically of passing the baton to younger royals.

It was her 69th and final Christmas Day speech.

How strange it will be that she is not on our televisions at 3pm.

For her son Charles, who will take her baton and give his first speech on Christmas Day.

How poignant that he chose to do this on the site of St George’s Chapel where his mother was buried.

And how comforting many will find his words towards the end of this historic year of sadness and global turmoil – albeit with moments of triumph and joy.

Let’s hope that at least for tomorrow we can forget the former and focus on the latter.

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To all of you, from all of us here at The Sun. . . have a fabulous christmas.

You deserve it after the year we had. The heroic British military deserve a raise for reinforcing during strikes


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