Veterans Before Migrants

I’ve seen and spoken to many homeless guys who have turned out to be ex service personnel who in many cases due to no fault of their own are now homeless.

Far-right groups in the U.K. are accusing the British government of accepting, financing and housing thousands of migrants while neglecting homeless veterans.

The backlash billowed as British Prime Minister David Cameron declared that the U.K. will accept thousands of refugees—specifically 20,000 of them fleeing Syria over the next five years. Major right-wing movements, including the political party Britain First and the protest movement English Defence League, have splashed the slogan “Veterans Before Migrants” across their social media pages.

The groups, opposed to the U.K. government’s stance on immigration, have also posted a slew of other viral memes across their online accounts, with one declaring: “Homes for heroes, not ‘refugees’!” One of the primary gripes is that the government housed several dozen asylum seekers last month in the three-star Britannia Hotel in the city of Stockport.

The Veterans Charity –

Fast, direct support for Veterans who face hardship and distress. No red tape – no politics – just support!

Help for Heroes Charity

Help for Heroes strives to achieve the best for the men and women of Great Britain’s Armed Forces, both serving and veteran.

SSAFA Charity –

Veterans and their families can depend on SSAFA for support now and for the rest of their lives. There values mean they are committed, practical and understanding.

The Soldiers Charity

Give a lifetime of support to soldiers and former soldiers from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. Make grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.

homeless vetran

 

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