As A “war baby” born in 1941, when my late Scots parents were doing their bit in the RAF – my Dad a regular since 1937 – latterly based in Cornwall, I was taken back home on a seven-day rail trip from Newquay to Tain through horrendous snow conditions that almost brought the UK to a stop in 1947. My early political memories in the house included the re-election of Winston Churchill, and the celebrations when Ross-Shire elected a Tory MP.
Today, we have a Tory Prime Minister, for whose party I voted many times. Now, for goodness sake, what is David Cameron playing at, intruding into the affairs of Sri Lanka and dictating that its leaders should face “war crimes” interrogation?
Yet, back home, our PM fails to look in his own back yard, where his civil service chief, a former aide to Tony Blair, ie Sir John Heywood, refuses to release documents relating to the horrendous war on Iraq.
Is there not a case for David Cameron to call on the War Commission to investigate alleged dirty deeds that apparently emanated from Downing Street in partnership with George Bush?
Bridlington, East Yorkshire