Monday, May 26, 2008

£250,000 for hurt feelings, £57,000 for losing a leg?

Apparently according to this article in the Telegraph a paratrooper who was a man called Ian Hamilton who changed to a woman called Jan Hamilton has been given £250,000 in an out of court settlement by the MOD for "hurt feelings" after being required to turn up in "male uniform" to a medical.

Ah diddums.

Hurt feelings?

Paratroopers in Iraq and Afghanistan get a lot more than hurt feelings, they get injuries of all sorts, followed by the MOD doing its level best to hand out as little money as possible, despite a clear responsibility to do so yet it has caved in over "hurt feelings".

Has the world gone mad?

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