Private sponsors sought for bombing of Iran
Britain’s New Labour government is seeking private businesses to sponsor bombing missions against suspected nuclear installations in Iran.
Tony Blair defended his controversial new policy as he hosted a ‘business-bombers breakfast’ in Downing Street this week to entice potential sponsors to come forward, though only one mini-cab firm has expressed any interest so far.
‘What we are saying is yes, this will be a regular RAF bombing mission’ said the PM, ‘but in partnership with, and drawing upon the energy and innovation of the private sector.’
For an investment of just £2 million – a fraction of the actual bombing costs which will still be met by the Ministry of Defence – the private sponsors will get to choose what sort of bombs are dropped and which part of the Islamic Republic is targeted.
However critics of the policy expressed concern at the motives of the only sponsors to have come forward so far. ‘Everyone in Belfast knows that this mini-cab firm is a front for a break-away loyalist terror group.’ said one Labour backbencher. ‘You have to question the wisdom of giving them RAF fighter jets, bombers and thousands of tonnes of high-explosives.’
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Posted: Sep 14th, 2006 by NewsBiscuit