Monday, 19 November 2012

The Law and the Services

I have posted about this before but there appears to be an undercurrent of antipathy from the Home Office or the UK Border Service towards any individual who has a service background.  Time after time a person who has any type of service background is treated unfairly when involved with the law. It is just as if an edict has been secretly issued that anyone who has a service background is not likely to one of 'us' and should therefore be taught a lesson.

Currently there are two cases in the public domain. A survivor of the 7/7 bombing, Professor John Tulloch, a 70 year old university lecturer was told that 'as a British subject without citizenship' he was no longer entitled to remain.  His crime appears to be that his father served as a major in the army and he was born in colonial India! He has been in England since the age of 3 and can trace his family back to the 14th century.

Considering the number kids (including my own) who were born while their parents were serving overseas do they all have to worry now that they are 'British subjects without citizenship'. Professor Tulloch almost had to beg for justice which, considering the number of potential terrorists we have in our prisons and on the streets, is hardly reassuring.

Then we have the case of Sergeant Danny Nightingale an SAS sergeant currently banged up for 18 months for apparently being in possession of an illegal firearm! He didn't even bring it into the country himself. Now he may have technically committed a crime but for heaven's sake...people get less for violence!  He has served with the colours for 17 years but now his wife is forced to publicly plea to the PM!  Something is very wrong in this country. There are very evil people in our midst and we should all be on our guard.

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