As the SKWAWKBOX revealed on Boxing Day, however much the Tories give lip service to the heroism and value of the UK’s troops, the reality of the contempt in which they really hold those who put life and limb on the line is demonstrated in the way servicemen and women are treated – and encapsulated in the pigswill soldiers serving in Iraq were expected to eat as a Christmas lunch, which was captured in an image sent to the SKWAWKBOX by the father of one of the troops.
Now we learn that, while there is – of course – ample room in the New Year’s Honours list for cronies and donors of the Tory party, not a single honour has been issued to the heroes who risked their lives during this year’s terror attacks or the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Not one firefighter, police officer, medical worker or member of the public involved in the events in North Kensington, Westminster, Borough Market or Manchester has been honoured for their service in those events.
Theresa May stands on such occasions and offers words to praise the selflessness and commitment of doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers and others – but talk is cheap. And there is never any substantial recognition – though further cuts in pay and prestige, in jobs and resources are never in short supply.
By failing even to recognise some of those everyday heroes – by letting slip yet again the Tories real attitude to even the best of us – Theresa May has started 2018 with yet another pointless, avoidable blunder – before the year even begins.
It must not be forgotten.
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