The army is facing accusations that it told a female lance-corporal to have an abortion or leave her job. Nina Middlemass (left), who is being represented by barrister Paul Cape of Milburn House Chambers, claims that victimisation

and sex discrimination is endemic in the army, and told an employment tribunal at Newcastle upon Tyne: “It was made perfectly clear to me that if I remained in the army with a child then [my] life would be made difficult.” The hearing continues.