Dear All ,
This Press Release sent out half an hour ago . Please circulate as widely as possible . My thanks to Alan at Fissionline and Nuclear Veteran Directors , the newly formed British Nuclear Test Veterans group and all the many and sadly departed who have tirelessly worked to establish truth and justice in the UK ,Roy in New Zealand , Alan in Australia , Joe in the US etc .
Please contact your own press, politicians etc to enhance and build on the advantage we have all recently gained .
Also , it hardly needs saying , but keep focused on Fissionline to find out and follow what happens next !
Regards to all ,
From: Dennis Hayden
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 11:58 AM
Subject: Nuclear Veterans Win Landmark Court Case
A PRESS RELEASE BY THE COMBINED VETERANS’ FORUM INTERNATIONAL
For International distribution
12th November 2014
VETERANS PENSION APPEAL TRIBUNAL ‘MISAPPLIED THE LAW’ .
LATEST COURT VICTORY BY NUCLEAR TEST VETERANS
MAY OVERTURN THE 2012 SUPREME COURT VERDICT.
The atomic veterans group litigation of over 1000 veterans and widows , led by Rosenblatt Solicitors of London, was blocked in 2012 by a controversial Supreme Court ruling which stated nuclear veterans and widows claims for compensation had little chance of success . This class action is a moral and ethical struggle by nuclear veterans and families against the Ministry of Defence . The MoD have concealed and withheld 1950’s and 60’s radiation levels underpinning the main causal link to the veterans legacy ill health , premature deaths and genetic damage passed to their children .
Damage to health from fall out at nuclear test locations of alpha and beta particles was dismissed by government lawyers at the Supreme Court IN 2012 as being just low dose , low level radiation and therefore of no consequence . However , the Crown Office Chambers , in a damning indictment by Mr Justice Charles over the decision of the Stubbs Ionising Radiation Appeal Tribunal of 2013 not to grant war pensions to nuclear veterans and their widows , has ruled the Stubbs tribunal had ‘misapplied the law’.
On fall out , the prime causal link to ill health in nuclear veterans , Mr Justice Charles confirms the source of causation is because of the very long half-life of fall out radiation , particularly alpha particles , and the ‘undisputed evidence’ concerning how this type of radioactive contamination might enter the veterans by eating , drinking , swimming in contaminated water and by inhaling this type of radiation .
Fissionline , the Bulletin of Nuclear Veterans and Children ( firstname.lastname@example.org – attached ) reports that legal counsel for the veterans are pondering the next move in light of this latest landmark victory . There is talk of the narrow and controversial 4 to 3 Supreme Court verdict of 2012 against the veterans and widows being overturned , which would open the way for the multi-billion compensation class action the Ministry of Defence to be continued .
The view of nuclear veterans is that during the cold war the Ministry of Defence ridiculed any evidence of causation of ill effects from exposure to radiation . When the men began to die in their 30’s and 40’s and their children were found to have genetic damage the MoD began to vehemently deny any possible evidence connecting radiation . Now, as a result of the latest court victory and judicial advances in the understanding of the science of causation , the truth of the MoD’s betrayal of loyal servicemen and their families is now self –evident .
This is a Press Release by the CVFI . For further information of what may happen next contact Alan Rimmer Editor of Fissionline on email@example.com . For copy of CVFI report compiled after the Supreme Court verdict of 2012 – Points Considered Vital to Ensure a Continued Successful Outcome of Future Legal Action the Ministry of Defence – May 2012 contact CVFI spokesman, Dennis Hayden 01594 845118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Legal Advisor to the CVFI is Ian Anderson international Advocate and Attorney at Law ( New York ) . Under freedom of information in a democratic society the recipient of this email is free to pass this email to any other person .