Hilary Meredith Solicitors is proud to have worked with MPs on a new campaign to end a host of ongoing injustices against military veterans.
Under the three-part Veterans’ Pledge, which is being supported by The Sun Newspaper, we are urging Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt when they enter No10 to agree to:
1. Create a separate veterans department for the first time to coordinate their needs across Whitehall, run by a minister who attends Cabinet,
2. Enshrine the Military Covenant into law to allow vets and bereaved families a way to hold the Government to account if they suffer disadvantage,
3. Pass new legislation to end unfair and repeated investigations into historical allegations before the next General Election.
The call to sign up to the pledge is also backed by ex-Army senior Tory MPs.
Writing in The Sun today, ex-Royal Artillery officer Johnny Mercer – a prominent Boris Johnson backer – brands it Britain’s “GI Bill moment”, named after the time when America finally decided to do good by its Vietnam War veterans.
Mr Mercer adds: “It would be political madness for Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt to fail to sign up.”
Jeremy Hunt supporter Richard Benyon, a former Green Jackets officer, said: “The change of leadership is a very important opportunity for us to reboot what Government should be doing to protect our veterans. The Veterans’ Pledge is the right way forward.”