The appalling treatment of Cpl Tomos Stringer, from Gwynedd, north-west Wales, who was turned away from the Metro Hotel in Woking, Surrey beggers beleif. Incredible...but not very surprising. It's a disgrace the way Britain's forces are treated as second class citizens. I was recently in the States and the military are given FREE access to many of the Florida theme parks and applauded before the shows...that is the kind of respect left only to the PC hammering human rights spouting benefit claiming'citizens' of the UK. It's just embarrassing... I think this governement should create a a law for our servicemen oone more cant make musch of a difference. A total of 3,605 offences have been introduced since May 1997, an average of 320 a year. They include 1,238 brought in as primary legislation, which means they were debated in Parliament, and 2,367 by secondary legislation, such as orders in council and statutory documents. The worst offender is the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which has created 852 new offences. This is followed by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and its predecessor the Department for Trade and Industry, which between them have created 678 offences. Meanwhile the Home Office is responsible for 455 offences. Instead of vacuous statements about courage the Government should take action, make discrimination against military personnel both serving and retired a crime. I would petition an e-petition but not sure how to initiate it.