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It is estimated that there are 16,000 veterans living on the streets or incarcerated. Many more are not getting the support they should be from the government. The British Armed Forces are amongst the best trained and disciplined in the world. Yet their welfare is not at the top of this or past governments agenda.

Veterans have risked their lives for the safety and well-being of the British people and when their service is done they need to be supported during the transition into civilian life. Many of them have skills and expertise that would be of benefit in the civilian world. This government spends vast sums of money on foreign aid, most of which does not end up in right place or under the right control to do what it was intended to as corruption is endemic in most countries.

To make matters worse Great Britain sends money in the form of aid to countries that have nuclear weapons, space programs or sit on vast oil reserves.

There are many troubling issues in Great Britain that could benefit from this large sum of overseas aid. No veteran should be homeless or without treatment or help should they require it. After all they put their lives on the line so that the rest of us can sleep easy at night.

The Office of Veterans Affairs (Government) lists all that it does for veterans but does not highlight the issues or the real plight of the Veterans.

Every veteran needs to be cared for and it is this government's responsibility to ensure their well-being.

More to follow.

Robin Jacob
Founder Member