Sunday, 6 December 2009
INJURED SOLDIERS SHUN PRIME MINISTER IN HOSPITAL VISIT
Gordon Brown was snubbed by badly injured Afghan veterans when they closed curtains round their beds during a hospital visit and refused to speak to him.
More than half the soldiers being treated at the Selly Oak hospital ward in Birmingham either asked for the curtains to be closed or deliberately avoided the prime minister, according to several of those present. The soldiers, who have sustained some of the worst injuries seen in Afghanistan, described his visit as “opportunistic” and a “waste of time”. Furious about equipment shortages and poor compensation for their injuries, one soldier said: “It is almost as if we are the product of an unwanted affair ... he has done nothing for us.”
It's a sad state of affairs when an INJURED SOLDIER doesn't want to meet HIS PRIME MINISTER and I think it encapsulates all that IS WRONG WITH THIS, SORRY, WORN OUT GOVERNMENT. Go as soon into the Spring as possible, even YOUR OWN SOLDIERS THINK YOU'RE SCUM!