05 June 2006
Mothers of servicemen organise to oppose the war.
The wives and mothers of serving British soldiers have formed a new pressure group to demand that Britain end her involvement in the war against Iraq.
The national campaign will be launched later this week, but in a statement issued to the Independent on Sunday, the group claim that the war was "based on lies," and demand withdrawal "as a matter of urgency".
The British government will not listen, of course, but it is going to be difficult for them to smear this group as unpatriotic. As one grandmother said: "I was in the Army myself, as was my husband, in the 1950s. We were defending Britain and our territories. They should be defending places like the Falklands - that's a different matter."
You cannot get more patriotic than that.