AFTER 70 YEARS - WE DID IT!
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 in an official capacity.
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
On the 17th November 2021, Rebecca Long-Bailey questioned the Prime Minister at Prime Ministers Questions and asked him to meet with John and other representatives, he agreed to this meeting. Click HERE for the full article.
On the 25th November 2021, our founder Alan Owen in a video produced by Brian Cowden informed the Prime Minister why the meeting is so important to the veterans and their families.
On the 14th December 2021, representatives of our campaign met with the Metro Mayers (Andy Burnham - Manchester and Steve Rotheram - Liverpool. They pledged their support for the campaign. Telling the veterans that they were victims of a crime. Images of the meeting below. Click HERE for the full article.