Monday, October 8, 2007

Fate of Iraqi interpreters still in balance

The British government has indicated that Iraqi interpreters and other key staff who have worked for the British army will be allowed to move to the UK with their families.

However, the numbers involved, and the exact details, are unclear, and Dan Hardie, who's been spearheading the campaign to allow the interpreters to settle in Britain, is sounding a note of caution.

Gordon Brown is expected to make a statement to the commons today, but there's a real danger that any announcement will be no more than a headline-grabbing half-measure that will leave many brave Iraqis stranded in the country, and at risk of intimidation and murder.

A meeting to discuss the plight of Iraqis who've worked for the British is being held at the House of Commons tomorrow - there's still time to email your MP and urge them to attend.

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