Cracker creator McGovern has long been interested in the story of Reg Keys, who stood against then Prime Minister Blair in his Sedgefield constituency in the 2005 election.
The as yet uncast film has the working title Reg — which represents the first name of the main character as well as the shortened Latin word for Queen, Regina.
‘They went to a hellhole with 50 rounds each and no radio — that’s why they were killed.
‘I think [Reg] could even accept that, if they weren’t there on a lie. But when it’s both, when they were there on a lie and they are badly equipped and are sent to a hellhole with nothing, it’s tough for anyone to take, I think. He is a fascinating man. I liked that notion of an ordinary man taking on the British Prime Minister. It’s just wonderful it happened that way.
In January, the House of Lords was told Blair could face war crimes charges as a result of the Iraq War inquiry report, whose release had been delayed until after the General Election. The inquiry has already taken six years and cost £9 million. read more>>>
22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>
Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds
Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!