"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 10 July 2009

When Enough Is Enough

Bob Ainsworth and the MOD had better sort themselves out pretty quickly. The British people won't stand for this:
Lt Col Nick Richardson, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "The loss of this brave Tankie has hit us all deeply. We grieve for him at this very sad time.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues who feel the greatest loss. His loss has not been in vain."
Ten kia in 9 days: BBC report

Meanwhile, Susan North, mother of a soldier killed in Iraq, has won a judicial review of the government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the use of snatch landrovers:

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