Edinburgh says ‘bring our troops home’

By Fiona Kirkcaldy and Nicola Haggarty

Gordon Brown’s announcement today that he will not remove troops from Afghanistan has been met with public outrage.

The PM said he believed it was necessary for our troops to remain in the county despite saying that he would not put any more soldiers “in harm’s way for a government that does not stand up against corruption”.

This announcement comes following the death of five soldiers who were shot by an Afghan police officer who they had trained.

The news that British soldiers will not be coming home was met with anger from the public in Edinburgh. One ex-soldier said: “this war is as wrong as the Iraq one and should be stopped.”