It turns out that the Supreme Court has now set a date for its hearing.
The court has directed that the hearing of the veterans’ appeal will be on November 14 2011 which is a year earlier than would have been expected.
A vets’ spokesman told this site: “Too much time and money has already been wasted by the Ministry of Defence in pursuing technical arguments, while ignoring the real issues of concern, that of the welfare of the UK’s atomic veterans.”
The hearing relates to the nine test cases out of a total of 1,011 cases involved in the wider action. I’m told, the other 1002 claimants will proceed with their cases regardless of the Supreme Court’s eventual decision.