Letter: Saving Sarajevo: leaders lack principle; the need for intervention becomes urgent

Click to follow
The Independent Online
Sir: Bosnia was condemned initially on the imposition of the arms embargo and when partition mediation started under David Owen's pretensions. The final betrayal was the Washington Agreement, legitimising aggression and 'ethnic cleansing', which Douglas Hurd shamefully signed but which many Labour MPs opposed.

Intervention to save Sarajevo must be mounted, for God's sake and that of the suffering thousands. United Nations military intervention must be inevitable in the future in any case to prevent continuing brigandage by Serbia, which will dishonestly disregard any agreement to achieve its aims of Greater Serbia in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo.

Yours faithfully,


MP for Warley East (Lab)

House of Commons

London, SW1

2 August