Shouldn't we start from a position of 'What is Disabled'?However, the MoD wants to be given a full opt out before the Government ratifies the convention.
Kevan Jones, the Veterans Minister, described the EHRC's calls as "misguided" and "smacked of tokenism".
Mr Jones said: "If you have an Army where you do not send soldiers to war then you create a force with two classes of soldiers and for reasons of morale and unit cohesion that could not be allowed to take place.
"To suggest that you have that situation (with the retention of disabled servicemen) is wrong. It is quite right that soldiers who are disabled through their service, such as soldiers injured in Afghanistan, are retained by the service.
"The idea that you could recruit disabled people and then not deploy them on operations wouldn't be good for anyone."
You can see it now...next on their list will be Lifeguards and Firemen.Tytus_Barnowl said:The Army has always had its share of mongs, whats the difference.
Face it PC brigade, for many occupations candidates are required to pass a medical examination the Army is no different.