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East Belfast DUP MP Gavin Robinson has said the resignation of Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer further points to lack of delivery for veterans from the Government.

Mr Robinson said,

“I spoke with Johnny Mercer today about the legislation in front of the House of Commons on Wednesday (tomorrow). How veterans who served in Northern Ireland were treated was a point of principle for him, but the Government must now step up. Having failed to deliver, the Government must now demonstrate that the treatment of Northern Ireland veterans really is a point of principle.

Veterans who served in Northern Ireland should not be treated as second class soldiers. Those who served in the Troubles should not be subjected to repeated investigation with no new evidence being brought to the table. They should have the same protections as those who served in other conflicts around the world.”