The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Paper trumps pro-military research

May 26, 2003

Late on Saturday night, May 24, the infamous London Telegraph published the results of a study by the Medical Research Council denying there was Gulf War syndrome. The study also said there was no link between the illnesses suffered by veterans and the use of depleted uranium shells or nerve agents. A spokesman for British veterans, Charles Plumridge, said, "He who pays the piper calls the tune. It is exactly what we have come to expect from the MoD (Ministry of Defense) and government-funded research. If you look at the record of the MoD over the last few years they have only funded research which comes out in their favor." He added, "They just want to sweep us under the carpet as quickly as possible because they are going to have veterans from Gulf War Two coming along."