Veteran Tom Tugendhart’s powerful speech on Taliban takeover
A former soldier and Conservative MP warned that the situation in Afghanistan ‘damn well feels like’ defeat. Speaking in the House of Commons debate on Afghanistan, Tom Tugendhart urged a fresh “vision” to help the nation.
Tugendhart’s emotive speech given a standing ovation by MPs. The conservative MP recalled experiences in the country.
He remembered an image of a man whose name he never knew: carrying a child who had died hours ago. The man carrying his child into the UK base, begging for help. There was nothing we could do it was over. This is what defeat looks like.
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This is one of the best speeches in the #AfghanistanDebate by veteran Tom Tugendhart https://t.co/k9Fpzrsq0u he tells of pain when Afghan man called for help as he carried his dead child #Talibans #troopswithdrawal #HumanRights #borisjohnson pic.twitter.com/ab8SlMEgL5
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