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02 October 2007

Thousand British Army Boys Set To Bid Basra Bye-Bye ...

UK troops in Basra cut by 1,000

Brown in Iraq

UK troops in Basra are to be cut by 1,000 by the end of the year, Gordon Brown has said on a visit to Iraq.

Mr Brown also confirmed Basra province could be handed over to full Iraqi control within the next two months.

And it's about bloody time too, Mister Brown.

Mr Brown has prepared for many weeks to announce that British troops will finally be able to hand over the last of four provinces to Iraqi forces to control.
Yeah, we know. We heard.

But you craftily chose your moment well didn't you, Gordon?

What with all the rumours & all that you're set to announce a date for a (sort of), surprise early General Election -- very possibly probably publicly proclaiming the date as early as (early), next week.

Bringing our boys back home, eh? A great vote getter, eh? Good old Gordo, eh? Mr nice guy, eh? A better true Brit than Blair, by about a billion miles, eh?

We have to say though that we can't help but wonder how many of our lads who have been killed or crippled lately, might not have been, had you done the (sensible and honourable), deed a damned sight sooner.

Food for thought, eh?

But better late than never, we suppose.

Read the rest of the BBC's relevant report right here.

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Anonymous Peter England said...

Politics is politics and politicians are politicians, Richard.

But you're right to say what you say of course. No matter how much they (on the face of it) do for 'us' - their first and foremost concern is ALWAYS for themselves and their own interests.

People and country come after those things.

7:39 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

The Labour party has been polling like mad via many different sources all week. I think you're right... he's going to 'name the day' anytime now.

11:44 pm  
Anonymous gordo said...

It's worth noting that Basra has become quieter in the absence of the "stabilizing" force of the British soldiers.

1:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, it's a comment by 'that' Gordo.
For a minute I thought it might be 'the' [good old] Gordo himself.

Anyway, Gordo, you're right about Basra.

10:00 pm  
Anonymous phil said...

It's a slam dunk that Brown will walk it at the next election, because nothing's changed since Blair's last win - opposition wise, that is. The fact is that there IS no opposition. The Cons and Lib Dems of today are a sick joke.

They couldn't come up with a genuine between them. Nor even a remotely feasible cabinet.

11:51 pm  
Anonymous phil said...

Oops! I meant to type "a genuine LEADER" of course.

11:53 pm  

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