Tag Archive for Afghanistan

Financial Assistance and Afghanistan

Baroness D'Souza

In a previous blog I banged on about Afghanistan – but noted that, as before, this is not a topic of great interest to the world of bloggers. It seems that what really turns you on are finer points of constitutional change, quizzes and (money)expenses. So I thought I would try and combine at least…

War memorials – ways of remembering

Lord Soley

There was a debate on defence issues on Friday inevitably dominated by Afghanistan but it went wider than that. I referred to the importance for our troops of ensuring that we did not try and score political points in these debates. You can read the debate here and see what you think. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldhansrd/text/91106-0008.htm I also used…

Blogging Peer goes AWOL

Lord Soley

Those with military experience will know that AWOL = absent without leave! I did have some leave but I can’t claim that I did my duty as well as some other Peers who blogged from holiday and home and certainly not as well as ace blogger Lord Norton – when does he sleep? Today I am…

Text of a Letter to the times – August 2009

Lord Hylton

Throughout the holidays the British media, perhaps for lack of other emotive news, have been focusing on British military casualties in Afghanistan in an almost morbid way.  In previous major wars such case by case accounts would not have been possible, or even allowed. It seems to me that editors and the public generally should…

Afghanistan

Lord Soley

I have just returned from a visit to Helmand province in Afghanistan. There were about 15 members of both Lords and Commons and it was a very interesting and useful visit. The schedule was  a demanding one. I was ready for a 4am departure on Monday morning but ice on the aircraft delayed us until…