Will Gordon Brown pull the troops out of Iraq? He'd be a fool if he didn't try.
After all, the most recent election results demonstrate a high degree of hostility â “ still - to his predecessor's most disastrous policy. It is widely assumed that the victory of the Scottish National Party in Scotland was in a large part down to an anti-war vote.
The war remains unpopular everywhere, opposition to it is embedded deep into popular consciousness and its escalating costs are counterposed to government parsimony in nearly every other area of government spending.