Ming weighs in on Iraqi interpreter issue

If you’ve been following the more political blogs recently, you will have seen information about a scandalous situation where Her Majesty’s Government has been refusing asylum to people who have served HMG as interpreters in Iraq. It’s not hard to see how working with the Americans and British in interviewing insurgents could lead to you being unpopular with the insurgents. There are many distressing stories of the jeopardy these interpreters have found themselves in, and many have sought to move to safety in the UK.

Two good postings on the subject are at Dan Hardie’s blog and on Tim Ireland’s.

Today Ming Campbell added his voice to the growing numbers of people calling on the government to do the decent thing by these people who have worked for the coalition in Iraq. He has emailed Lib Dem members, and the text of the mail is also available on his official site.

He also launched a petition which you can sign at http://campaigns.libdems.org.uk/interpreters

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