PM should donate Hester £5 million to veterans' charities

7 Jun 2024
Richard Foord standing in front of Parliament

Commenting on the Prime Minister skipping part of the D-Day anniversary event in Normandy yesterday, Liberal Democrat Defence Spokesperson and veteran Richard Foord said:

"The Prime Minister has badly let down veterans and our country. He disrespected his office and the United Kingdom.

"Yesterday it emerged that the Conservative Party accepted another £5m from Frank Hester, a man who has made the most appalling racist and misogynistic comments.

"Rishi Sunak must personally ensure this money is donated instead to veterans' charities as an apology for his absence yesterday. It's the least that our veterans and service personnel deserve."

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