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Reader’s Comment of the Day: Our troops are hamstrung by rapacious lawyers

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In response to Alistair Thompson: Give our troops sovereign immunity – and spare them spurious legal claims, Gimme some fightin’ room wrote:

The British army is probably one of the most professional armed services in the world – yet this is the gratitude our soldiers receive for their valuable service to this country – targeted by parasitical law firms who waste millions in taxpayers money on farcical claims.

Whilst we have a duty to ensure justice is done – we must also do all we can to protect returning soldiers from spurious claims by charlatan law firms who are out to make money by exploiting the Human Rights Act regardless of the impact their parasitical behaviour is having on those brave servicemen and servicewomen who are returning from major conflicts from around the globe. Especially when the evidence against them is spurious to say the least and witnesses are highly questionable – most notably when much of that evidence has come from criminal elements within those societies or from suspected enemy combatants who will naturally lie to escape their own justice – the usual tale of ‘they were working for a charity at the time’ – despite being taken prisoner in the middle of a raging battlefield.

War is war – it’s messy business – as General George Patton once said ‘The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other b*stard die for his.’ – no army has ever won a military campaign with one hand tied behind its back.

Meanwhile shadow Defence Secretary Emily Thornberry received £14,500 in donations from a law firm that stands charged with serious professional misconduct by deliberately ramping up phony Iraqi compensation claims against UK armed forces personnel.

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