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UK soldiers 'banned from pubs'

They go to war for their country but when they come home they are barred from pubs and bars, some soldiers have Radio 4's Today programme and they claim it is getting worse.

Soldiers say some pub landlords refuse to let them in and serve them drinks because they are worried they will cause trouble.

In light of this, Labour says it is staging a conference in the autumn with the main military charities to talk about it and it wants a new law making it illegal to discriminate against soldiers.

The Ministry of Defence says discrimination against its servicemen and women is unacceptable.

The Today programme's Sima Kotecha reports.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday 31 July 2013.

  • 31 Jul 2013