The Guardian: Theyre back from the front line - so why are

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by eveyoz, Feb 4, 2008.

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  1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,2251685,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

     
  2. Good article - well done to all of those suffering and rebuilding their lives.

    RIP those mentioned who did not return.
     
  3. I have sent it to my MP for his comments on the broken promises? (Lab)
     
  4. He'll probably claim expenses for reading it!
     
  5. Disgraceful.
    But has it not been the same after every war Britain has fought ?
    UK's political scum do not care for the Man who put his neck on the line.
    john
     
  6. What a great pity it seems that even on Arrse we are now suffering from compassion fatigue. I do feel though that if we had loads of service personnel joining Baff we would have the resources to help tackle this problem. Not eliminate it but at least start moving uphill. Service people need to get together and until they do and start to look after themselves these stories will continue.
     
  7. Here we go again:
     
  8. If all service personnel joined BAFF we would have about £5,700000 income each year which would go a long way to ensuring that service personnel get a fair deal. Its Tommy this and Tommy that would then fade away. They must band together to look after themselves no one else will.
     
  9. "Others are denied a chance to own a home because the heightened risk of suicide among those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan means they can't get life insurance to guarantee a mortgage."

    That's just sickening.
     
  10. Heartily seconded
     
  11. "Others are denied a chance to own a home because the heightened risk of suicide among those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan means they can't get life insurance to guarantee a mortgage."

    That's just sickening

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    Sir, (Local MP) Lab (email timed at 0015 Tuesday 05 Feb 08)

    Perhaps you will now begin to get the message that there are VERY REAL problem for those in and those discharged from Her Majesties Armed Forces, and this is yet ANOTHER “For Instance”

    Perhaps to judge the feeling amongst serving and ex service communities you should have a read through other threads on this site, and then care to comment?

    And the Mod denies there are problems and all is well with especially those in the Army. Risk of suicide. Jesus who has been saying that for too long now? ME!

    Will the Mod do anything? The problems are mounting up and nothing has been or is being done to relieve the pressure felt in all quarters of the Armed Forces!

    And according to a parliament website the “Off though illness” is higher in the Civvies at the Mod than in the front line, poor sods!

    The cover up can only go on for so long and then the house will tumble, they are OUR men and women you are letting down, not foreign nationals creaming off the state.

    Angrily

    Charles Brindley
    War Pensioner