The occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is the nightmare Gordon Brown will inherit when he eventually becomes prime minister.
The Stop the War Coalition has launched a petition demanding that Brown brings the troops home within 100 days of his entering 10 Downing Street.
Meanwhile Brown will be addressing ten hustings, along with Labour’s deputy leadership contenders, commencing this Sunday in Coventry. Stop the War supporters will be lobbying on the outside and the inside of these hustings for troop withdrawal.
Margaret James, a former Labour Party member in Coventry, explains, “I left the party over the Iraq war. The deciding thing for me was when the one Labour councillor who voted against the war in the council debate on the issue was punished for his stand.
“This was at a time when only an idiot would believe the pro-war rubbish – when people understood that they were being lied to about the reasons to go to war.
“Basically Tony Blair lied, and I think that he and George Bush had an agreement to lie.
“I suspect that Gordon Brown will be nothing other than New Labour. He has done little to differentiate himself form Blair in the last ten years.
“The Stop the War petition to call for Brown to get the troops out in his first 100 days in office will mean that the Iraq war is kept at the top of the agenda. We should make sure it is as high profile as possible.”
Join the lobbies, gather signatures for the petition at work, college, school and in your community.
Let’s step up the pressure to end the nightmare of Britain’s support for Bush’s wars.
Go to www.stopwar.org.uk to download the petition