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British MP's vote overwhelmingly to stay in Afghanistan

MPs have overwhelmingly backed keeping UK troops in Afghanistan, in the first vote they have held on the issue.

There have been several statements and debates since the invasion took place almost nine years ago, but a motion has not previously been put to MPs.

The vote, on the question that "this House supports the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan", passed by a majority of 296.

Some 334 UK troops have died and around 10,000 are serving in the war.

The decision to join the US-led invasion was taken without a parliamentary vote, unlike the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

It was backed by the leaderships of all three main parties.

'Swift withdrawal'

In June, Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted UK troops out of Afghanistan within five years, but added he preferred not to "deal in too strict timetables".


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My Brainwashed Country

It's sad day when the only political party in the UK that supports the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is the BNP (previously known as the the British National Front).

The People's President
Ron Paul R[̲̅ə̲̅٨̲̅٥̲̅٦̲̅]ution 2012

So the British government is also owned by the...

Military / Industrial Complex? What a surprise.

The Brits will really wish their troops were home when they are invaded by Iceland.

Of course not.

Unsurprisingly, we come a close second with the US for arms exports.

The People's President
Ron Paul R[̲̅ə̲̅٨̲̅٥̲̅٦̲̅]ution 2012

they're just like our politicians


I guess nobody can be . . .

really surprised by this, but it is sad.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--