Britain’s soldiers need the legal freedom to fight

For too long the Armed Forces have been targeted by ambulance-chasing law firms that have sapped morale and cost a fortune. This newspaper has revealed that the taxpayer is facing a £150 million bill for defending more than 2,000 legal cases of supposed human rights violations during the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. The Al-Sweady inquiry, for instance, cost £31 million only to find that allegations of the murder of Iraqi prisoners were “wholly without foundation and entirely the product of deliberate lies, reckless speculation and ingrained hostility”.

  • terrence

    91% of the voters (11,610 said the UK should leave the European Convention on Human Rights – the farce which is costing such massive amounts of tax payer money.

  • Alain

    Had the societal leeches/lawyers been allowed to operate during WW II we would all be nazis now.

  • Minicapt

    There has been an inadequate number of lawyers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.