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    Campaign success!


    by Sunny on 6th October, 2007 at 10:18 am    

    The Times reports this morning that the government is to offer asylum to hundreds of Iraqi interpreters and other key support staff and their families.

    Update: Contrary to my earlier optimistic tone, this news may not be as good as we thought. Dan Hardie, who has been spear-heading this campaign, says that the Foreign Office is still not aware of this change in policy and neither are the army or people hired by them. The Times seems to have quoted an anonymous Downing St spokesperson but no official statement has yet been made.

    The event on Tuesday will still go ahead.



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    1. KB Player — on 6th October, 2007 at 2:33 pm  

      Great news this. Though it makes me indignant that there had to be a campaign for what seemed to be only common decency on behalf of the government.

    2. Cath — on 6th October, 2007 at 4:01 pm  

      Excellent news. Nice one.

    3. Sam — on 6th October, 2007 at 4:13 pm  

      How did the march go?

    4. Rumbold — on 6th October, 2007 at 6:45 pm  

      Well done Dan Hardie, adn everybody else. And it is also a nice rebuke to those nasty pieces of work, Neil Clark and Shotgun.



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