British government spies on injured soldiers


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From British daily The Independent:

MoD surveillance ‘insulting’ to injured troops

By Rosa Silverman and Paula Fentiman, Press Association

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Campaigners criticised the Ministry of Defence today for “insulting” soldiers claiming damages for injuries by spying on them.

The MoD admitted it used surveillance tactics to investigate potentially fraudulent claims.

Since April 2000, 284 compensation claims – less than 1 per cent of those brought against the MoD – have been the subject of surveillance, the Ministry said.

Diane Dernie, mother of paratrooper Ben Parkinson, 25, who suffered horrific injuries in Afghanistan, said she was “surprised and heartbroken” to learn of the tactics being used.

She said: “I think the whole implication that there are fraudulent claims shows a complete lack of understanding on behalf of the people who are sending them out there of what the soldiers go through and what they experience.

“I have met so many of these boys now and the implication that they are not genuine is insulting.

“It insults what they do and it insults them and their families.”

Mrs Dernie, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, said the impact of physical and psychological injuries could last a lifetime, as in the case of her son, while others found their careers over as a result of being wounded.

“What about the boys whose careers are ruined, with ankle or knee injuries, who are never going to be able to be a soldier or do physical work?” she added. “Is it these people who are being spied on?

“It leaves a bad taste in the mouth.”

Solicitors representing thousands of servicemen and women received letters from the MoD this week, warning them that “claims are investigated thoroughly and can involve an assessment of of the claimant’s physical capability undertaken covertly by surveillance when necessary and proportionate”, the Daily Mail reported. …

The MoD said the use of surveillance had enabled it to make savings of several million pounds to the defence budget.

Yeah, right. The money which the British government claims to save by spying on wounded soldiers (but how about the costs of the spying bureaucracy?), they can spend then on killing or injuring Afghan civilians. Who do not get any compensation … or, if they are lucky, an insultingly low compensation … though they do get spying … like on supposed opium poppies which, after the military attack, turn out to be mung beans.

Afghanistan: “We killed too many civilians,” says U.S. military chief.

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15 thoughts on “British government spies on injured soldiers

  1. this is the most disgusting thing ive read in weeks, obnoxious NuLabour plans to spy on soldiers to ensure they atre not on the fiddle . i hope i get the chance to meet Brown just once in my life so i can punch his lights out. .

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