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Campaign success!

Posted By Sunny On 6th October, 2007 @ 10:18 am In Current affairs | 4 Comments

The Times reports [1] 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.

[2] The event on Tuesday will still go ahead.

4 Comments To "Campaign success!"

#1 Comment By KB Player On 6th October, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Cath On 6th October, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

Excellent news. Nice one.

#3 Comment By Sam On 6th October, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

How did the march go?

#4 Comment By Rumbold On 6th October, 2007 @ 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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[1] this morning: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article2599559.ece
[2] The event on Tuesday: http://danhardie.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/how-to-invite-your-mp/