Blair ne regret rien

Tony Blair assured the Chilcot inquiry that he had no regrets about taking Britain to war. However, to date, 179 British soldiers have died in Iraq and 251 in Afghanistan, and about 10 times that have been injured. The support given to these men their families is as woefully lacking as Blair’s sense of responsibility. Under the MoD’s existing scheme, lump sum payments for the most serious injuries are capped at £570,000 – about the same as a civilian MoD typist received for a sore wrist. In the American system, a wounded soldier gets posted to a rehabilitation unit with his family for up to a year. This is not possible in the UK because the money is needed for MoD bonuses, MP’s pretendy expenses, and our vast array of useless quangos.

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