Friday, July 24, 2009

Major article on war injuries

In The Telegraph today Sir John Major has written a good article on how Britain treats its war wounded. One sentence jumped out at me
If we cannot afford to treat our wounded with generosity then we should not expose them to risk.


The government's approach to our military has been driven by evident contempt. Its treatment of our dead and wounded has been virtually inexplicable: politically foolish, intellectually indefensible and morally wrong.

Churchill lost the election after the war when returning soldiers turned to Labour. It's hard to imagine too many of our returning servicemen and women doing the same in the next election.

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