The army has skills that government clearly lacks

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It is useful that service personnel “aren’t bound by an eight-hour working day, and you don’t have to pay them overtime, and they will work weekends,” says Trevor Taylor, professorial research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. But he points out that, unlike some of their counterparts, the UK’s armed forces are also “projectable”, equipped to set off to unknown destinations and carry out a range of missions.