MP calls for Afghanistan war debate

THE MP representing three of the six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan has urged a fresh Commons debate on the military campaign in the country

Barry Sheerman, Labour MP for Huddersfield, said he did not believe Britain should “cut and run” from the mission in the country, but said this week’s events should bring the war back on to parliament’s agenda.

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Speaking during Business Questions in the Commons yesterday, Mr Sheerman said: “The whole House was yesterday shocked and stunned to hear of the death of six soldiers, young men, in Afghanistan.

“It was particularly hard hitting for Yorkshire where five of those young men came from and three from my own constituency of Huddersfield.

“Is it time for us to have a serious, thoughtful debate about what is going on in Afghanistan?”