Kevan Jones MP, Labour's Shadow Armed Forces Minister, calling for G4S to fund bonuses to be paid for troops stepping in to provide security at the Olympics, said:
“The shambolic G4S should fund an Olympic bonus for our Forces. Those who risk life and limb and put patriotism before all else should be given the utmost respect and reward.
“Bus drivers and tube drivers have been given an Olympic bonus but our quiet, diligent Forces are being given the bare minimum.
“Many are cancelling well-earned summer leave with their families to cover for G4S and Ministers’ mistakes. Ministers need to make sure they get a bonus in recognition of their contribution. Londoners and people across Britain won’t accept our Forces being treated less fairly.”