West­min­ster wars

Scottish Daily Mail - - Platell’s People -

++THERESA MAY at­tended the Thiep­val Me­mo­rial yes­ter­day, which com­mem­o­rates more than 72,000 British and South African troops who died on the Somme and have no known grave. Since 1928, each night a bu­gler has sounded the Last Post at an­other me­mo­rial, the Menin Gate, for one of the Al­lies’ lost sol­diers. This tragic roll-call will only end in 2400. Such sac­ri­fice rather puts squab­bling over Brexit into per­spec­tive. ++DE­FENCE Sec­re­tary Gavin Wil­liamson is re­fus­ing to use the RAF to repa­tri­ate British ji­hadists im­pris­oned in Syria and Iraq. Good thing too. Let them rot there, dream­ing of the 72 vir­gins await­ing them in par­adise.

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