It seems that one Tory Council has decided to stop honouring local soldiers who die in combat.
Barnet in North London has decided that if families want the names of their deceased soldier relatives added to local war memorials then they will have to pay for the privilege, including the process of validating.
My personal view is that local authorities should be immensely proud of local soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. They honour us with their service and we should honour them if the worst happens. I have previously called on the Council to formally pay our respects in Council meetings only to have this request turned down.