Milliband facing legal challenge over mercenaries

Just wanted to belatedly note this story from earlier this week, and given the week that’s in it, perhaps this is one area where the Northern Rock trend for nationalisation might usefully be extended:

Foreign secretary David Miliband today faces a legal challenge over his
failure to ensure democratic control over private military companies –
only days after he promoted Britain spreading democracy around the

The challenge, from the anti-poverty charity War on Want, follows
mounting reports of human rights abuse by mercenaries employed by
private military and security companies in war zones such as Iraq and
Afghanistan. (War on Want)







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