Labour’s manifesto on Iraq

The Labour Party manifesto says the following: ‘We mourn the loss of life of innocent civilians and coalition forces in the war in Iraq and the subsequent terrorism. But the butchery of Saddam is over and across Iraq 8 million people risked their lives to vote earlier this year. Many people disagreed with the action we took in Iraq. We respect and understand their views but we should now unite to support the fledgling democracy in Iraq. British troops should remain there under a UN mandate as long as the democratically elected Government wants them there. They will continue to train Iraqi security forces to take responsibility for their own future.’
LFIQ believes that this addresses the legitimate differences between party members on the war and rightly focuses on giving support to the emerging Iraqi democracy which we will continue to argue should be given a great priority by the next Labour Government.