Shadow Minister for International Development, Preet Kaur Gill MP, has backed calls for the Government to compensate surviving veterans after newly uncovered documents reveal that half a million black soldiers were underpaid for their service in the Second World War. 

Preet said:

"The prime minister has to come back to the House, acknowledge that this exists, apologise for it, and set out what she’s going to do. She has a duty on behalf of the country to come out and recognise this. Any person leading our country has to do this – it doesn’t matter how many years later. It’s only been 70 years and these men are still alive. She needs to meet with them and their families and acknowledge what this actually means for them. They weren’t able to do anything in that time to raise their voice."

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