Combat immunity – a Whitehall whitewash

The Secretary of State for Defence has announced new plans to place a blanket of immunity over all MoD operations.

To throw a smoke screen called combat immunity over every military operation will send us back to the pre 1987 days when circumstances of all injury and deaths were secret and known only within the MoD.

If Mr Fallon has his way he will remove all MoD activities from the public domain. He is dressing it up as helping our service men and women with cash payments but, should the payments be wrong or insufficient, they will have to find the finances to judicially review the might of MoD.

We cannot allow this Whitehall whitewash to happen.

Hilary Meredith