November 26

I’m trained for combat, but completely unarmed against poverty

Chinook Camp Bastion

Many who leave the services find themselves ill-equipped against unemployment and lack of affordable housing. I recently wrote about this issue for the Army Benevolent Fund as part of their link up to support homeless Veterans this Christmas. My words have appeared online in the Independent and can be found at the link below.

Independent Voices – Campaigns

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September 8

Stay, Scotland!

Once, the people of these islands bled whilst facing each other. But the world has seen us standing side by side, proudly and magnificently, fighting not just for our liberty but for that of others. The glue, the foundation, the very fabric of what holds the United Kingdom together, is the people.

The referendum is indeed a golden opportunity – from Holme Fen to Ben Nevis – to reaffirm a belief in a blessed union. It’s true that similarities bring us together. But I remain convinced our differences – what we each bring to the table – are what make this country far stronger together that it would be if we stood apart.

I love my country. Many people have previously fought, bled and died for it. I do not wish to see it crumble.

[First posted online at The Spectator]

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