Did you know that politicians get a medal for visiting a war zone?
'Can you all take time to read this and add your names please. I didn't know this but MPs get a medal for visiting a war zone. They don't have to do time in country like our service personnel and they don't have to wait months afterwards to get presented with the thing. Medals are all the recognition we as soldiers get for spending long months in staggeringly deprived locations getting shot at and blown up.
The most action and flak an MP sees is over their expenses. As we saw with the Wootton Basset petition thousands of signatures in a short space of time did make the government act. They cannot ignore the voters. Especially now with elections looming. Please take the time to sign this petition and please encourage all your family to also do so. Where it asks for your name also add on the same line former military if you were. You will see what others have done. I think this adds just a little more bite to the petition. Once again get everyone with an email address to sign, including neighbours.
Lets do our service personal this small service for all the danger they face and hard work they complete in the name of our country.'
The main petition was started by Tracey Hobbin, who wrote:
'MP's do not deserve medals for just visiting Afghan or Iraq. If they want a medal they should do at least 6 months frontline service - just like all the brave soldiers out there. Start making medals for the families who have lost their loved ones, the people who have served their country and are no longer able to be in active service. These medals you are handing out are a disgrace and it makes a mockery of the boys & girls who still await their medals months after their tours.'
The petition can be signed at: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/notompmedals/.
I hope that you feel you can support this petition and will sign it.