We are delighted to invite you to Comment Central’s inaugural event next Wednesday (27th June), in Parliament.

Being held from 2pm – 3.30pm in Committee Room 12, the event is headlined: ‘Are we failing our military veterans?’.

The panel discussion will cover a number of topics affecting our military servicemen and women; including the UK’s derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights; spending cuts; mental and physical rehabilitation; veterans’ housing; and reskilling for the civilian workplace.

The panel consists of leading commentators and experts, including:

Leo Docherty MP, Defence Select Committee – Elected in 2017 Leo is the Conservative MP for Aldershot. He is a member of the defence select committee and from 2001 to 2007 he served in the Scots Guards where he saw tours of both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Dominic Nicholls, The Daily Telegraph – Dominic is Defence and Security correspondent at The Daily Telegraph. He is a Former British Army Officer, serving from 1991 to 2013.

Major Robert Campbell – Robert is a retired member of the Royal Engineers. He has been the subject of intense national media interest due to him being the subject to repeated investigations into alleged war crimes for which he has previously been exonerated.

Billy Hayes, StopTheWar – Billy is a Stop the War national officer and former general secretary of the Communication Workers Union. He was voted on to the national executive council of the Communication Workers Union in 1992, taking the place of Alan Johnson. He was elected general secretary in 2001.

Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Due to high demand and limited capacity in the House of Commons, RSVP is essential. Please RSVP directly to me on robert.brooks@commentcentral.co.uk.

Set up in 2016, Comment Central (www.commentcentral.co.uk) is a platform for policy debate and discussion. To learn more, please visit (www.commentcentral.co.uk).

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