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Afghanistan Strategy

EDM number 2194 in 2007-08, proposed by Paul Flynn on 07/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Afghanistan, Armed forces and Military operations.

That this House salutes the courage and professionalism of British forces in Afghanistan; records its sorrow at the 120 deaths on active service; regrets the groundless optimism on the possibility of military victory; welcomes the British Ambassador Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles' warning that a British troops surge would identify the UK even more clearly as an occupying force and multiply the number of targets and the judgment by military chief, Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith that the UK is not going to win this war; notes that seven years of warfare has resulted in a glut of Afghan heroin on British streets at the cheapest price ever and the control by a strengthened Taliban of almost half the territory of Afghanistan and a loss of hearts and minds support following the accidental deaths of thousands of innocent women and children in bombing raids; and calls for a new practical peace strategy that could consolidate gains made, end the bloodshed and establish stable government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Paul Flynn07/10/2008Newport WestLabourProposed
Martin Caton08/10/2008GowerLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd08/10/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSeconded
Khalid Mahmood08/10/2008Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSeconded
Colin Challen08/10/2008Morley and RothwellLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock08/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Kilfoyle08/10/2008Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
John Hemming08/10/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh09/10/2008Bradford WestLabourSigned
David Heyes09/10/2008Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Ann Cryer09/10/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew George09/10/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies09/10/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/10/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing13/10/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Desmond Turner13/10/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Bill Etherington13/10/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen13/10/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Clare Short13/10/2008Birmingham, LadywoodIndependent LabourSigned
David Drew14/10/2008StroudLabourSigned
Ken Purchase15/10/2008Wolverhampton North EastLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/10/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis15/10/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Eric Illsley16/10/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
John Austin16/10/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
John Leech16/10/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price20/10/2008Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Neil Gerrard20/10/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
Alan Simpson22/10/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned

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