14th March 2012: Last weekend, Andrew Brons wrote to the editors of newspapers in his Yorkshire and Humber constituency concerning the War in Afghanistan.
The tragic deaths of six more of our troops in Afghanistan underlines, if that should be necessary, the need to bring this pointless war to an end.
It was started because Al Qaida had fled to Afghanistan and was being given refuge by the Taliban Government after the murderous attack on the Twin Towers. Al Qaida has long since left Afghanistan but we and our allies are still there.
The Taliban is a most unpleasant and repressive movement and Afghanistan would do well to be rid of them. However, there are many unpleasant and repressive regimes in the world; indeed we trade with many of them. We cannot be the world’s policeman and remove all
When our young people join the armed forces, they know that we shall ask them to put their lives at risk for us. It is implicit, in our covenant with the armed forces, that we shall ask them to do so only in protection of Britain’s vital interests.
Member of the European Parliament (British National Party)
Yorkshire & the Humber