The first duty of HM Government is to keep us safe from those who do us harm—within or without.
Our fantastic servicemen and women put their lives on the line to look after us—now we must look after them.
This Government closed down Labour's Iraq Historical Allegation Team (IHAT) and had tank-chasing lawyers struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, but it is vital we do more. It is disgusting that decent folk are now living in fear, with their reputations damaged for no reason, so we must do more to back our veterans.
I've raised questions about this before (here and here) and now Leo Docherty MP, Member of Parliament for Aldershot, and I have launched a petition to call on HM Government to introduce a Statute of Limitations—a time period beyond which spurious and vexatious allegations can no longer be brought. Our veterans can then get on with their lives without having to look over their shoulders.
This petition aims to do just that and I would strongly urge you to sign it, then share it — with your neighbours, friends and family.