Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Former Iraqi employees of the British Government

Dan Hardie has been campaigning for Iraqi ex-employees of the British Government to be given asylum here because they face such dangers at home.

Back in October of last year it looked as though he had won. Gordon Brown announced "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."

But what has really happened? Dan writes:
A small number of Iraqis - fewer than a dozen, according to people close to the operation who are in contact with me - were removed from Iraq in the early autumn of 2007. Since the Prime Minister’s admirable declaration of October, how many Iraqi ex-employees have been evacuated from Iraq? According to all the Iraqis that I am in contact with: none.
Please visit Dan's latest posting and help him in his campaign.

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