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Why we’re asking for your support on Monday 21 December

December 16, 2009

Military Families Against the War go to Downing Street on Monday 21 December 2009 at 5.00pm, when they will deliver the Bring the Troops Home petition and demand to see Gordon Brown

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By Joan Humphries, grandmother of Private Kevin Elliott, who was killed Afghanistan in 2009
and Graham Knight, father of Sergeant Ben Knight, who was killed in 2006

“Christmas is always a time of reflection for people who have suffered loss. But we don’t have to suffer alone, and we don’t have to suffer in silence. Instead, we want to remind the Government of the sacrifices our loved ones have made, and continue to make.

We will be travelling to 10 Downing Street on Monday, December 21, to demand to see Gordon Brown and present him with a petition signed by tens of thousands of people who are calling for the troops to be brought home.

We have suffered terrible personal loss in this war in Afghanistan and we don’t want any more families to go through the same pain.

Everyone knows now this is a pointless war, deeply unpopular in Britain and Afghanistan. The most recent poll shows 71 percent of people in Britain want troops home within a year.

Young lives are being sacrificed so that politicians can save face.

Britain is supporting the US just to keep up the so-called special relationship. Meanwhile the death toll is mounting. It is high time the troops came home.

We will hold a vigil at Downing Street for those who have been killed in Afghanistan and in Iraq. We will be joined by other families who have lost loved ones or whose loved ones are still in Afghanistan. We have also invited former soldiers.

Please join us at Downing Street on Monday December 21 at 5pm and help make sure the Prime Minister listens.”

Joan Humphries
Graham Knight

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For more informationĀ from the Stop the War Coalition click here

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