Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tories Are Two-Faced On Support For Military Families

Lee Rigby's family angry at lack of support (Guardian photo)
Many Tories, including our own MP Andrew Rosindell, spend a great deal of time talking about their support for the military, police and the "public service" of the Royal Family.  The reality of their "support" for ordinary soldiers is very different say the family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby. 

Lyn Rigby, the mother of murdered soldier Lee, said on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show “We never got the support, we were classed as a non-dependent family of Lee’s so we weren’t classed as Lee’s family,” She also said the main charities “didn’t want to know”.  Tories like Andrew Rosindell MP put great emphasis on the work of charities rather then the state.

Lyn Rigby said that the MoD had not only failed to support the family emotionally but financially as well, revealing that she sometimes skipped meals to ensure her partner and children could eat.

Manchester Evening News Report

Guardian Report

Simon Heffer writes on Andrew Rosindell MP and his many foreign trips (see half way into article under sub-heading "Our sun-seeking MPs"

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