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Government to cut wounded soldiers’ awards – Times Online


According to The Times it seems the beancounters at The Treasury and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) are once again behaving in an unacceptable manner.  It also means another own goal for our  Labour government which following the recent helicopter shortage crisis in Afghanistan which is leading to the deaths of our troops, seems determined on losing whatever public support remains.  Once again it illustrates Gordon Brown has to go. We have an obligation to ensure that soldiers who as a result of fighting for our country have been sveerly wounded, have lost limbs etc must be given generous financial support. The beancounters at the MOD should be removed from their desks and flown out to Afghanistan and put in the front line.

THE TIMES: “The government will this week launch an attempt to deny soldiers crippled in battle full compensation for their injuries.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will go to the Court of Appeal on Tuesday to try to slash the compensation awarded to two injured soldiers by up to 70%. If the government wins, it will fuel the mounting disquiet over the relatively paltry payments some soldiers are receiving for lifelong injuries…”

via Government to cut wounded soldiers’ awards – Times Online.

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