Posts Tagged “afghanistan”

The Saturday Debate: Time for British troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2010

Here’s your starter for ten as we continue our Saturday slot posing a view for debate: Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies has recently written to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg renewing his call for British troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan: It is very difficult to justify our continued engagement when the reasons for it […]

PMQs: Nick tackles Gordon on the new strategy for Afghanistan

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2009

There’s no doubt today’s PMQs belonged to Gordon Brown. It’s not necessarily that he answered the questions any better than usual – that seems to be an acknowledged superfluity for the Prime Minister – but his performance was miles more energetic and confident than usual.
Mr Brown was also helped by an over-defensive David Cameron, […]

Lembit: it’s time to pull out of Afghanistan

by Stephen Tall on October 17, 2009

Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik makes the argument in (where else?) his Daily Sport political column:

I AM delighted to see the Daily Sport taking a courageous and honest stand against the unwinnable and hopelessly expensive war in Afghanistan. The only WAY OUT is to PULL OUT. Then we can start talks with the other side […]

Daily View 2×2: 30 August 2009

by Stephen Tall on August 30, 2009

2 Big Stories Sunday Times: Lockerbie bomber ‘set free for oil’ Today’s Times has the big story: The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, (…)

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