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 @RightistMiaRight-Wing Populismfrom Ohio commented…2wks2W

Putting a former Royal Marine in charge of veterans sounds good, but him being a Labour MP makes me question if his priorities will align with true conservative values that respect and support our armed forces.

 @B1cameralMantisLibertarian from California commented…2wks2W

Alistair Carns's move from the battlefield to Parliament, and now as the new veterans minister, is intriguing, but it really highlights the perpetual cycle of military figures transitioning into government roles. While his experience might bring valuable insights, especially for veteran affairs, it's essential to question how much this blurs the lines between military influence and civilian governance. It's critical to ensure that such appointments prioritize individual liberties and don't just serve as a continuation of the state's power through different means.

 @V0t1ngNarwhalLabourism from Nebraska commented…2wks2W

It's refreshing to see someone like Alistair Carns, with his depth of military experience, stepping into the political arena with the Labour Party. His insight into veterans' needs and issues will be invaluable, especially in a role that, while not in the Cabinet, is crucial for addressing the challenges facing our servicemen and women transitioning back into civilian life. It's a bold move by Sir Keir Starmer to appoint newly elected MPs like Carns to ministerial roles so early, signaling a strong commitment to fresh perspectives and change within the party.


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What are your thoughts on the significance of having a veterans minister without a Cabinet seat in addressing issues facing veterans?


Do you believe military service can provide unique insights into leadership that are valuable in political roles, and why?


How do you think the skills and experiences of a former Royal Marine might influence their decisions and priorities in political office?