Foreign Policy

Gordon Brown: Happy Xmas, your war is over!

DAVID WOODING The Sun 10.12.2007
Stirring festive message ... Gordon Brown

GORDON Brown yesterday delivered a stirring festive message to Our Boys in Iraq: “Happy Christmas – war is over.” The PM was cheered as he praised UK troops and revealed combat operations in Basra will end “within two weeks”.

A British soldier in Basra: there are fears of a renewed bombing campaign after the initial withdrawal from Basra Palace

Gordon Brown announced today a doubling of the British troops that will be withdrawn from Iraq before Christmas, during his first visit to the country as Prime Minister. Mr Brown, speaking in Baghdad after meeting Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime ...