Two-faced Tories were on the prowl again today when a defence back-up and support minister dished out Afghanistan medals to workers whose jobs he is putting in the firing line.
Philip Dunne, minister for defence equipment, support and technology - and Old Etonian - was branded a "hypocrite" by Unite for recognising their work in dangerous areas when they could soon be on the dole.
He visited the defence support group site in Donnington to hand out medals to workers who have served in Camp Bastion delivering what the union called "pivotal support" to front-line troops.
But Unite is angry the government plans to sell it off to the private sector in a move that will "undermine a vital service and place high skilled jobs at risk."
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "It's totally hypocritical of Philip Dunne to turn up and give medals to the staff at the same time he is planning to sell their jobs from under them."