Message from Prime Minister

Tony Blair sent the following message of support to the Iraqi Teachers Union who were guests of Labour Friends of Iraq and Executive Member Baroness Royall at a meeting in the Lords on 19th February.
I regret that I cannot be with you.
I am delighted that the delegation from the Iraqi Teachers’ Union is here in the UK. I commend the efforts of the NASUWT and others in providing your new and free union with training and support so that it can better stand on its own two feet and contribute to the building of civil society and democracy in Iraq.
It’s an honour to recognise your bravery and to pass on my best wishes for the future.
The Higher Education Minister Bill Rammell also attended giving a message of support from himself and Alan Johnson, the Secretary of State for Education.