British war veterans living outside the UK are preparing to hand their medals back in protest at their pensions being frozen by the Government.
Pensions minister Steve Webb (pictured) will today receive a petition from more than 100 former military expatriates living across the Commonwealth. The International Consortium of British Pensioners says the “discriminatory” freeze affects more than 500,000 British pensioners.
ICBP spokesman John Markham says: “After 50 years of injustice it has comer to the stage where men and women who fought for this country feel so abandoned that they would renounce their hard won war medals. These brave veterans deserve better than to be robbed of their glory as well as the pensions they paid for all their working lives.
“We are grateful that Steve Webb, who has been a long supporter of our cause, as has Nick Clegg, is formally accepting this important testimony on behalf of the Prime Minister.”