Friday, August 17, 2007

Gurkha given £100 and told to piss off

It has only been a few days since I last blogged about our military but they are still being treated with utter contempt, not that I thought anything would change in just a few days.

While they seem to do everything they can to destroy the British military they seem to have a special hate for the Gurkhas. After 18 years of service you would think that our government would be grateful to this Gurkha. No such luck I’m afraid. He was given a payoff of a measly £100 and a pension of around £130 per month. This is despite being badly injured and living in this country. He was also evicted and made homeless after the Ministry of Defence told him "We need your room back." Such callous disregard for those who have served this country for us is disgusting and we should be ashamed.

The ministry of defence decided to close the military hospitals and then some bright spark came up with the idea that it would be a good idea to give them their very own ward in a hospital. Sadly it’s only one ward in the entire country which is now official overcrowded, but it would be if there are only 14 beds in the entire country and there have been 145 servicemen flown back from Afghanistan and Iraq. There are bound to be more wanting one of those 14 beds in the future especially as ministers have been accused of covering up the real casualty figures in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If I was thinking about joining the military I would think again. The government have shown that they couldn’t give a shit about military personnel. They have also shown that they are idiots as they have sold their hospitals while there are wars going on.


Anonymous said...

It is so sad and shameful fact that the British MOD has this status for it's military. It must be reviewed and arrange necessary action.

youdontknowme said...

That should happen but it won't.