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In search of a European identity

Iraqi employees

Dan Hardie has the latest, following recent (rather odd) newspaper rumours of a change in government policy on the UK’s attitude to those who have worked for the British army in Iraq, and who now face torture and death as a result.

As David Cameron has (literally) just said in the Commons, “people who have risked their lives for Britain should never be let down by Britain”. The thing to remember, however, is that it’s not just the interpreters who have risked their lives, but every Iraqi who has done any kind of job for the army out there. They should not be let down either.

Oh, and the venue for tomorrow’s meeting’s had to change at the last minute.


  1. Administrative notice: Robin, your comment has been deleted for being utterly off-topic.

    Your petty and unfounded two-and-a-half year personal issue with me can be continued via email if you so wish (it’s nosemonkey [at], but it pales into insignificance behind a campaign to save lives – as a self-proclaimed patriot I’d have thought you’d be behind attempts to help employees of the British army.

  2. What I hate about the whole thing is that a)it’s not just about the translators (although bearing in mind how I earn a percentage of my income it sits high on my agenda), but b)the kind of e-mails I received from my MP regarding the subject “as a result of the recent media interest in this, ministers are looking very carefully at what can be done.” and c) the caveat-filled statement given by Brown to say “It’s all sorted now.”