a challenge to the UK
LABRATS in partnership with the Daily Mirror 'A medal for Heroes' campaign are challenging the UK Prime Minister.
In December 2020, the UK Government accepted the recommendation from the Advisory Military Sub-Committee not to award the UK Atomic veterans a medal in recognition for their service. Claiming that they did not meet the Risk and Rigour needed.
We are now challenging the UK Prime Minister through our 'Look Me In The Eye' campaign to meet with Veterans and their families. Since Atomic testing started in 1952, no UK Prime Minister has ever met with the veterans.
On the 28th of June 2021, Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour party, met with Alan Owen and representatives of the Nuclear Community. (John Morris, Laura Morris, Jacqueline Purse, Steve Purse and Susie Boniface) This is a major step forward in our campaign for justice. Click HERE for the full article
You can help with this in 3 ways:
1. Record Your Message
Record a 15 second video message and upload it via Social Media to any platform using the #lookmeintheeye. Use the following scripts:
My name is XXXXX, I am a Nuclear Veteran, I was present at XXXX test. I am challenging you Prime Minister to meet with me and look me in the eye and tell me why I am not worthy for recognition by the UK Government
Descendants (where the Veteran is deceased)
My name is XXXXX, I am the (son / daughter / grandson / granddaughter of XXXX of a Nuclear Veteran who was present at XXXX test. You never looked him in the eye and now it is too late. I am challenging you Prime Minister to meet with me and look me in the eye and tell me why my father / grandfather was not worthy of recognition by the UK Government.
Descendants (where the Veteran is still alive)
My name is XXXXX, I am the (son / daughter / grandson / granddaughter of XXXX of a Nuclear Veteran who was present at XXXX test. I am challenging you Prime Minister to meet with me and look me in the eye and tell me why my father / grandfather was not worthy of recognition by the UK Government.
My name is XXX and I am supporting the Look Me In the Eye campaign. It is time the United Kingdom recognised these veterans and their families. I stand with the Atomic Family in asking the Prime Minister to meet with them and explain why they are not worthy of recognition.
2. Send an email to your MP
Send us your email address and postcode and we will send you your MP's contact details and a template email to send to them asking them to support this campaign.
3. Promote the Campaign across Social Media. Tell the World
Share this page and use #lookmeintheeye on each post. Ask family and friends to record a video.
We will promote this campaign across all Social Media platforms and in the press across the world.
In September 2021 at the All Tests Reunion, a banner was produced with attendees signed.
A march on 10 Downing Street will be arranged with the banner if a meeting is not arranged, this will be either December or January 2022.