At last it seems that the 360 ex-servicemen exposed to toxic chemicals at Porton Down will get compensation from the Ministry of Defence and maybe even an apology.
It seems likely that a payment will be announced within the next week or so. But the mooted figure of £3m – equivalent to £8,300 per person – seems almost insulting. Many of the complainants have suffered decades of debilitating health problems after being exposed to sarin and other toxins at the research centre in Wiltshire. Read more