Comrade Chairman Brown is on an election tour of Iraq to announce that 1000 troops are coming home. There must be a gap in the audience of soldiers meeting Brown drafted in to his expensive tax payer funded election tour, sorry I mean his completely necessary fact finding visit. The gap consists of 270 soldiers. They're the ones who have already come back home. Yes, here we have another Brown example of spin and double announcement. The figure of 1000 troop reduction actually includes 500 announced in July, of whom 270 are back in the UK.
Brown speak would find a good home in the annual report to shareholders of Enron!