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Dan Hardie: Iraqi Employees: Fine words, shabby deeds
Here is the Prime Minister on the subject of Iraqi ex-employees of the British Government, speaking in the House of Commons on October 9th, 2007: ‘I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the work of our civilian and locally employed staff in Iraq, many of whom have worked in extremely difficult circumstances, exposing themselves and their families to danger. I am pleased therefore to announce today a new policy which more fully recognises the contribution made by our local Iraqi staff, who work for our armed forces and civilian missions in what we know are uniquely difficult circumstances.’
So, just how many Iraqi ex-employees have been evacuated from Iraq since that speech was made, almost five months ago?


Via Justin, who reproduces Dan Hardie’s piece in full and adds this: Please read it, act upon it and, if you have your own blog, spread the word. This truly is a repugnant state of affairs. Thank you.