March 27, 2003

BURIED IN this Daily Mirror

BURIED IN this Daily Mirror lead item is a fascinating story:

A British man surrendered on Sunday to the Desert Rats after travelling to Iraq to fight for Saddam, it emerged yesterday.

The unidentified prisoner, in his mid-20s and speaking with a northern accent, gave himself up to Irish Guards telling them he wanted to go home to Manchester.

A source said: "He told us he wanted to fight for the Iraqis because he didn't agree with what Britain and America are doing. Then he taunted soldiers saying he'd soon be back in Britain enjoying state benefits."

Prisons are state funded.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 27, 2003 11:33 PM