No surge for Brits
Blair refuses to match US troop 'surge' in Iraq
Last updated at 16:53pm on 8th January 2007
Tony Blair will make clear this week that Britain is not going to send more troops to Iraq even if the US pushes ahead with a "surge" of 20,000 extra soldiers.
The Prime Minister will insist that the UK will stick to its own strategy of gradually handing over to the Iraqi army, as it has been doing with success in Basra and the south.
posted by Steve @ 1:04:00 AM