Gordon Brown has reacted angrily to claims that he had ‘used missiles and bombs’ in a campaign described as widespread bullying.
Responding to questions on the Today programme, the Prime Minister said that it was ‘simply untrue’ that throwing missiles at people’s heads was bullying. ‘I may occasionally get in a temper and throw a missile or two,’ said Mr. Brown, ‘but I just don’t see how blowing someone’s car up whilst they’re driving it can be seen as bullying.’
Anonymous phone calls received to a bullying helpline reported that several Taleban were ‘losing the will to fight’ after repeatedly being the victim of daily air-strikes. One fighter, who didn’t wish to be named, described how he felt ‘depressed, victimised and unappreciated’, after being shot at, bombed, and repeatedly shelled during his 6-month operational tour.