It’s worth taking note of this commitment made by Prime Minister contenders Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson.
Both have now signed the Sun’s Veterans Pledge. The campaign which has been running since 7 July demanded ‘the next Prime Minister ends a host of ongoing injustices against military veterans’.
The signing of the three-point Veterans Pledge commits them to:
- Ending the scourge of vexatious historical investigations of Northern Ireland vets with legislation by the next election;
- Forming an independent veterans department to coordinate help across Whitehall;
- Fulfilling a promise to enshrine the Armed Forces Covenant, ensuring veterans and families never face disadvantages because of their service.
Boris Johnson has also promised to appoint a Veterans Minister to his Cabinet.
We’ll be tracking this as it develops over the coming weeks, but meanwhile you can read the full story here