"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Govt Appeals Against HRA Ruling For Troops


The Government is launching an appeal against a court ruling which confirmed that British troops must be protected by the Human Rights Act.

It follows legal wranglings over the death of 32-year-old Hawick Soldier Private Jason Smith, who died from heatstroke in Iraq six years ago.

Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth said the case raises issues of "potentially very wide legal significance".

Private Smith died in Iraq in 2003 after repeatedly complaining of feeling seriously unwell due to the excessive heat.
How's that for their commitment to our Armed Forces? Ar*eholes.

Respect to Rogue Gunner

3 comments:

  1. Human rights for everyone, murderers, rapists, robbers, terrorists, blackmailers, thieving politician scum, ... human rights for everyone except the soldiers who die to protect our human fecking rights.

    That's fair.

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  2. "everyone except the soldiers who die to protect our human fecking rights"

    Or who don't vote Liebore.

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  3. Considering what spin Brown and Ainsworth are putting on defence spending/helis at the moment and all the falsehoods they're spouting, they've got a damned nerve - maybe they thought no one would notice this piece of news (RG found it tucked away in a local newspaper). Did you see those vids of Brown at the Defence Select Committee? Tw*t.

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