Hyndburn MP discusses Afghanistan in Parliament

Lancashire Telegraph: Graham Jones Graham Jones

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones discussed Afghanistan in Parliament earlier this week.

Labour MP Mr Jones asked Foreign Secretary Iain Duncan Smith what discussions he had had with his Afghan counterpart about the impeachment of ministers by the Afghan Parliament.

Minister of State Hugh Robertson replied: “The use of the power to impeach ministers, as set out in the Afghan constitution, is a matter for the Afghan Parliament to decide.

“It is not an issue that the UK has raised with the Afghan government.”

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7:01pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Pan-cake says...

"Labour MP Mr Jones asked Foreign Secretary Iain Duncan Smith..."

I wonder if William Hague knows he has been re shuffled?

I guess the people running Grahams PR machine need a bit of wrist slapping. This blooper follows Twitter blunders earlier this week when 'Graham' 'demoted' and mis-spelt the surname of a senior Police Officer.
"Labour MP Mr Jones asked Foreign Secretary Iain Duncan Smith..." I wonder if William Hague knows he has been re shuffled? I guess the people running Grahams PR machine need a bit of wrist slapping. This blooper follows Twitter blunders earlier this week when 'Graham' 'demoted' and mis-spelt the surname of a senior Police Officer. Pan-cake

5:10pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Elegant1 says...

The history of Afghanistan leads me to believe that that country will revert to kind when our troops are withdrawn. History, if repeated, does not lead one to believe that the task of withdrawal will be anything like easy. It never was in the past! In the eighteenth century thousand upon thousand were slaughtered when our troops tried to retreat from an implacable situation. Something over 20.000 troops were slaughtered. Hopefully history does not repeat itself?
The politicians can spout all they want about the success of how much we have achieved in being there. My guess is not very much? If our success is measured by the yardstick used to measure our success in Iraq, it will be very little in my opinion.
The history of Afghanistan leads me to believe that that country will revert to kind when our troops are withdrawn. History, if repeated, does not lead one to believe that the task of withdrawal will be anything like easy. It never was in the past! In the eighteenth century thousand upon thousand were slaughtered when our troops tried to retreat from an implacable situation. Something over 20.000 troops were slaughtered. Hopefully history does not repeat itself? The politicians can spout all they want about the success of how much we have achieved in being there. My guess is not very much? If our success is measured by the yardstick used to measure our success in Iraq, it will be very little in my opinion. Elegant1

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