As a last act of office Boris Johnson has written to nuclear testing veterans to highlight his support and the actions taken as PM.
The fight for medallic recognition and support continues, and it is now incumbent on the new PM Liz Truss to recognise the pain and suffering these veterans and their families have been through, and to honour & support them like other countries have already done.
A story Susie Boniface honestly never thought she would ever get to write…….
“In his final act in office, the ex PM said the forgotten heroes of the Cold War kept millions safe for decades, and it was his “firm belief” they also deserved a medal.”
“John Morris, 85, of Rochdale, had banged his fist on the then PM’s desk in his Parliamentary office and told him to deliver a medal “or tell me to sod off”. Yesterday, he said: “This has been a long time coming, I’ve been fighting for this since I was about 26 and my son Steven died in his cot.”
“It was clear in our meeting that Boris was genuinely moved and knew very little about the sacrifices so many people made. This is down to the Mirror’s total dedication to our cause, over many years, and the Look Me In The Eye campaign which has been so powerful.”
“Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey, who first demanded the then PM meet them, said it was a “positive last act” but added: “It is now incumbent on the new PM to recognise the pain and suffering of these veterans and their families have been through and urgently ensure that calls for medallic recognition, support and research are met. These men gave their all to protect us, it is high time we honoured and supported them and their families like other countries have already done.”