Times - Abandoned - the 91 Iraqis who risked all

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  1. Link to full story
  2. Absolute disgrace! How have British policymakers not realised that this is completely unacceptable...talk about ungrateful...although it does sound like the situation will be resolved, thankfully. Government these days has lost all semblance of common sense!

  3. Look, organizing protection for former staff, employed as a result of an illegal invasion of a sovereign country, grabs no glamorous headlines for Bliar. No headlines for the 'Growler' Brown either, who is far too busy micro-managing the foot and mouth outbreak.

    That said, at least Brown deserves credit for actually getting involved. (Imagine his wife is pleased he has poked off back to London). Bliar of course would never have left his freebie hols - in any case he had his own cow with him!
  4. Not only is this shameful - doesnt anyone in this government realise the message this sends out when we try to win hearts and minds !!
  5. The Government dont take care of our own Service Personnel, especially those injured and now considered by them to be a burden. What chance do these people stand?
  6. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    One only has to look at the disgraceful treatment meted out to Gurkhas to see that this is another example of the IND's 'only following orders' mentality. Why can't they do a swap; deport 91 illegal Iraqi immigrants and replace them with those who have helped us.
  7. Absolutely sickening. Sounds like a campaign issue. Justice and honour must prevail!

    Petition started. :twisted:
  8. untallguy

    untallguy Old-Salt Reviewer Book Reviewer

  9. What kind of twisted person would ever consider not offering them asylum?

    Unlike the thousands of immigrants who flock to the UK every year, these men have put their lives on the line for us not only at work, but at home as well.

    In Afghanistan, one of the LEC's who worked for us was brutally executed and his body dumped for us to find. I have a photograph if it would prove a point.
  10. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Sign them up as squaddies, post to UK and give them MQs or private hirings. Sorted.
  11. An utter disgrace and shameful doesn't really do justice to the situation the government will leave these men and their families in. What a reward for the selfless duty they felt. This cannot happen.
  12. To paraphrase a great line from Animal House: "They fcuked up. They trusted us."
  13. Can't find a link to petition.
  14. engr172

    engr172 Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    This is a disgrace. Can't say that I am surprised though. If you are a sweaty little toerag from Bulgaria, come on in, we will pay you and your wretched clan money to sponge off us. Help this government, risk your life in, possibly, the most dangerous country on earth! Sorry pal, you are on your own. Is anyone shocked by this happening?
  15. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    What a short sighted and ludicrous decision. We are crying out for linguists, so bring them to UK, and keep them working for us or any of the other "Agencies" that need Arabic language skills.