The true cost of Iraq et al
In London yesterday there was a day of fund raising for injured and disabled members of our armed forces. The day was sponsored by the Corporation of the City of London and so it should be. After all our soldiers, sailors and airmen do not fight and die and get burnt, blinded and crippled for ‘democracy’ or to bring freedom to oppressed people. They do it for the City of London, to protect investments, to ensure oil or gas supplies and so ensure the continuance of profits for the multi national companies and their share holders.
Every assistance should of course be given to these unfortunates but paid for by the State who should offset the cost by raising taxes from the City. That the majority of the armed forces are made up from among the poorest members of our society only adds to the shame.