"Truth seldom is pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter. A loss of courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days..." Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Commencement address at Harvard University , June 8, 1978
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
MOD GIVE MORE COMPENSATION TO FRIGHTENED CHICKENS THAN IT DOES WOUNDED SOLDIERS
On Monday , defence chiefs came under fire after it was revealed that they had paid £42,000 to a farmer whose chickens were so frightened by the Red Arrows they laid fewer eggs than normal.
It has been revealed that around £7.6 million has been paid in damages after pitiful complaints about noisy military aircraft. What make this story worse is the fact that while MoD are throwing money at people who don’t really deserve compensation, horrifically wounded soldiers are fighting tooth and nail to get barely a fraction of the amount of compensation for their injuries.
The Sun revealed by using the Freedom of Information Act, that defence chiefs gave an egg farmer from Staffordshire £42,000. They gave a further £52,000 to someone who "suffered" Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because of low flying jets on exercise in Devon. The MoD also gave a staggering £117,000 in compensation to a person in Yorkshire whose racehorse injured itself after being spooked by jets.
Now compare this to Trooper Sean Chance, 23, of the Queens Royal Hussars, who received a mere £5,000 after having part of his foot blown off with the loss of three toes by a rocket propelled grenade in Iraq in 2004. Despite hi being in constant pain and suffering greatly he received just £1,500 for the damage to his foot and less than £4,000 for Post Traumatic Stress- Bare in mind that the above case from Devon, who “suffered” from Post Traumatic Stress because of some jets flying over head got £52,000. How is it justifiable that a soldier got £48,000 less than the random from Devon?
Sean, from Birmingham, said: "There's no justice. I must live like this for the rest of my life. I should have gone into chicken farming."
Sergeant Darren Stephens, 37, from Leeds, suffered horrific injuries to his leg and arms in a mortar attack in Basra, Iraq in 2007. He was paid £60,100 for his injuries, increased to £102,000 after compensation payouts. This is £15,000 less than the bloody racehorse got.
This is not the first time when people who don’t deserve compensation get more than our wounded soldiers.
Back in 2008, it was revealed that a former paratrooper who had a sex change operation received a huge £250,000 compensation payout for hurt feelings. He received the horrific injury of hurt feelings when he was summoned to attend a medical in male uniform. When Ian ( now known as Jan) Hamilton refused to attend the interview he found himself out of a job, and he demanded compensation for “sexual discrimination” and “unfair dismissal”. At the end of the day, no matter how much surgery he gets he will always be a man, so wearing male uniform shouldn’t of been that big of a deal, and most definitely wouldn’t of traumatised him. He claims that it would have been “humiliating and demeaning” to do a medical dressed in a male uniform. For this MoD deemed it worthy to give this freak of nature a quarter of a million pounds of taxpayers money, when the MoD cant even equip our soldiers properly and are given a fraction of Ian’s compensation to soldiers who have really suffered .
The twisted values of our ultra-liberal government who are obsessed with political correctness can be summed up by the fact that “according to current MoD settlements, soldiers receive £57,000 for the loss of a leg and £285,000 for the loss of both arms and legs.” ( Reference: Daily Telegraph) If you are a soldier and put your life on the line for your country and lose a limb you get £57,000, but if you are transsexual officer and are asked to were a male uniform, and you get hurt feelings, you receive a quarter of a Million.
We need to kick the traitors out of Westminster and Whitehall, and readjust the moral compose of this country back to where it should be.