Brilliant. MPs have put him in harm's way while venally feathering their own nests. They had better pray nothing happens to this soldier. The public mood is turning ugly because it shares this fighting man's anger: all they (we) need is a battle cry - or a martyr - to rally around. The pressure on this government - or David Cameron - to dissolve parliament is growing hourly.
SIR – Can someone put me in touch with the MPs' financial adviser? My troops here in Afghanistan are eager to claim for second-home allowances, furnishings and a reduction in council tax charges for the palatial accommodations we find ourselves in, courtesy of MPs.
We have also found it difficult to commute to our normal, fully-taxed homes in Britain.
Sergeant Major Max Jackson
An ostensible betrayal of our fighting forces is the final straw. Little piggies: you better believe it!