How many Americans realise that wounded British soldiers are no longer being treated in the safety of a Military Hospital?  All Military Hospitals here the UK have been closed as a cost saving measure.  Soldiers wounded in Afghanistan, Iraq or anywhere else in the other minor wars they’re being asked to fight in by Tony Blair’s Labour Government have to muck in with civilians injured in road accidents or in gun and knife fights, or whatever.

One practical problem with this is that security in civilian hospitals is necessarily lower than at Military Hospitals.  But it is also a symptom of the liberal/left political approach here in the UK.  A story carried in Britain’s largest circulation Mail on Sunday yesterday, Muslim women abuse soldier at troops hospital includes a quote from the elected Member of Parliament for the region where wounded British Troops attend hospital; Lynne Jones (Labour) MP for Selley Oak, who said of the incident: “The soldiers seem to want a little empire consisting of their own designated staff and facilities, a fiefdom…”  How’s THAT for a member of the British Governing party supporting our troops?

You go out there to fight, and if you are wounded, Tony Blair’s Government sends you into a civilian hospital so that someone visiting you there can be abused by some ‘friendly’ local Muslim women.  No wonder that increasing numbers of soldiers, including some senior officers are resigning and the British Army is finding it hard to recruit people.

About the Author:

Peter Davies was a territorial soldier in Rhodesia from 1963 to 1975. Davies’ novel, Scatterlings of Africa, is based on his own experience in the war, and personal observations of how terrorist activities impacted Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)and its people.

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