On the very same day that the first of 20,000 Syrian ‘refugees’ arrived in Britain thanks to David Cameron, a homeless British army veterean died just hours after being evicted from the squat which was the only place he had to call ‘home’.The 82-year-old, known only as George, died from bronchial pneumonia in what charity workers say shows Britain “turning our backs” on those who have served Queen and country.
The former soldier was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital on Sunday night, accompanied by a ‘small Band of Brothers’ from the Salford Armed Forces Veterans Network (SAFVN).
George died with four of them by his bedside, they said.
Chris Barwood, chairman of SAFVN, said George’s unnecessary death highlights the struggles faced by those who have bravely served their country but then become ‘invisible’ as homes are given to asylum-seekers and ‘refugees’ in preference to our own people.“Anyone who has served their country should be the top priority for housing, particularly when they are a vulnerable 82 year old”, raged Ukip’s Defence spolesman Mike Hookem
He said: “It seems incredible to me that we are turning our backs on our troops who have taken the Queen’s shilling, sworn the oath of allegiance and offered up their lives to keep us safe and yet in return we do nothing to ensure that they have a roof over their heads and food in their bellies for their remaining years.”The SAFVN is now in touch with the hospital where George passed away in an effort to find any of his relatives. Plans for George’s funeral are also underway.
Mike Hookem MEP called on the local authority concerned to conduct an investigation into the circumstances regarding an 82 year old veteran being homeless.
He said: “Anyone who has served their country should be the top priority for housing, particularly when they are a vulnerable 82 year old.
“Why are we finding houses for Syrians when we have British people in dire need of care?
“It was not only this elderly veteran but another dozen with him: that is not the standard of care we expect in this country.”
Sadly, he’s wrong there – yes, it is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the unspeakable trash running the place (into the ground).