What is the point of Remembrance Day when the government lets down our veterans so badly?

Contempt: at the national Remembrance Day commemoration service in 2019, Boris Johnson showed contempt for our Armed Forces by laying his wreath face-down. Is this merely symptomatic of the Tory government’s attitude to veterans generally?

I pass this on without comment. Do I need to amplify it further?

Disabled ex-armed forces personnel are being let down by the welfare system, with many experiencing stress and anxiety brought on by the struggle to access social security benefits, according to the Royal British Legion.

The charity said frontline Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) staff were insufficiently aware of their obligations under the armed forces covenant, which requires public services to give special consideration to injured ex-service personnel.

Among the difficulties reported by veterans to a Royal British Legion survey was the failure of benefits officials to understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when carrying out and scoring health assessments for disability benefits.

study by a Salford University academic published last year found many armed forces veterans with complex needs reported overwhelmingly negative experiences of universal credit, disability benefits assessments and benefit sanctions.

Source: Disabled veterans being let down by benefits system – Royal British Legion | Benefits | The Guardian

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  1. Jeffrey Davies November 28, 2020 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    The time I was in it wasnt like today just but today’s ex-service personal got to look after each other I remember when I came out I got a big flat which could house five or more but has usual we found a stray squardie from our regiment who we put up for quite a while can’t remember how we got him to sign on or not but he stayed we bought him beer and food but help from our government not but most of us who see expesonel try to help but government will not it’s a national disgrace

  2. Peter Roberts November 28, 2020 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    It was suspected that the fat, lying slob was……….er……….inebriated while placing the wreath upside down.

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