His frustration is mirrored by A.L., another former interpreter who I meet in his council flat. He acted as an interpreter for Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Gordon Brown. Now he is unemployed, living on benefits, and feeling invisible. "It hurts me. ...
Eventually, about 364 interpreters and their dependants came to the UK and many ended up in Glasgow.
Iraqis who risked their lives helping the British during the Iraq war were offered the chance to live in the UK. Yet few of them knew what awaited them and their families when they took up the opportunity to escape from Iraq and start afresh.
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