2016 promises to be a momentous year for nuclear veterans. Once again they face the Ministry of Defence in a courtroom. A dozen or so veterans from the Christmas Island tests are demanding war pensions for inju-ries caused by radiation exposure.
Be in no doubt of the importance of this battle. If the veterans are successful not only will they and their families benefit financially , it could also pave the way for the ultimate showdown with the MoD — a full trial in the High Court. Success there could finally deliver
the justice and compensation the nuclear veterans so richly deserve. The showdown will take place in the Spring and it is vital that as many veterans as possible express their support either by sending the judge letters or emails, or better still going along to the court. As always fissionline will be standing shoulder to shoulder with the veterans. In the coming weeks we will be supplying all the details of where to send your communications, and informing you of the venue and the dates of the trial. A huge show of support for the litigants could go a long way in sway-
ing the judge’s panel. But never forget we are up against the Ministry of Defence which is prepared to go to any lengths to deny the veterans justice. It has used powerful lobby groups in Parliament, and spent untold millions on expensive lawyers and barristers. But the sands of time are running out for the MoD. New evidence is emerging all the time. The day of reckoning is approaching. One day David Cameron will stand up in Parliament and apologise for Britain’s callous disregard for the men who sacrificed their health and their lives so we could all be safe.