Tuesday, January 01, 2008


The Christmas and New Year period saw the newspapers full of praise for British troops in Afghanistan and Iran. Politicians fell over themselves to praise the sacrifices being made by young servicemen and women. Behind all the pretended bonhomie however lurks the poisonous truth of how they will be treated by a grateful capitalist class.
"A spokeswoman for the Royal British Legion said there were around 2,500 former servicemen and women living on the streets, and that the legion had received 1,485 calls from homeless ex-service personnel in the past year." (Times, 26 December) RD

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