Pawns in a power game

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FIELD-MAR­SHAL Lord Bra­mall has ral­lied be­hind this news­pa­per’s cam­paign to end the le­gal witch­hunt against for­mer front-line sol­diers. He said the treat­ment of some veter­ans has been “mon­strous” and that our mil­i­tary has been let down by politi­cians.

Lord Bra­mall – who won the Mil­i­tary Cross in the Sec­ond World War – points out that whereas some IRA ter­ror­ists who car­ried out mur­der have been granted amnesties, British sol­diers have been threat­ened with le­gal ac­tion de­spite of­ten flimsy ev­i­dence.

This in­jus­tice can­not be over­stated. Ret­ro­spec­tive le­gal ac­tion sel­dom serves a pur­pose and to use sol­diers as pawns in a po­lit­i­cal game is an af­front to our democ­racy.

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