Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Iraq protesters to give PM a ‘bloody cheque’

Anti-war protesters will try to hand a giant “bloodstained” cheque to Gordon Brown when he appears before the Iraq inquiry.

The Stop the War Coalition said the cheque, made out for £8.5bn, was aimed at highlighting the Prime Minister's role in the “illegal and unjustified” war.

“Gordon Brown has as much blood on his hands as Tony Blair for the illegal war in Iraq. As Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2003 to 2009, he was paymaster for the war. Stop the War will be demonstrating to protest against both his culpability for the Iraq disaster and for his escalation of the war in Afghanistan,” said Lindsey German, the group's convener.”

Mr Brown will face questions about whether he starved the armed forces of resources at the inquiry in London today.

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