Ben Kentish: 'Parliament is ashamed of what we have done to Afghanistan'

18 August 2021, 21:38

By Seán Hickey

This is Ben Kentish's powerful reaction to the parliamentary debate on the UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan.

"I have seen many, hundreds of House of Commons debates, and I have never seen one like today." He began.

Ben Kentish's comments came off the back of a debate where MPs shared their fury over the UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan – many of whom saw it as a failure of the duty of "Global Britain."

"Never have I seen a parliament so united. United in anger. United, I think in shame.

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"Shame. That was a word that used 27 times in the House of Commons debate on Afghanistan today," Ben pointed out.

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Ben admitted that "it felt watching that our own parliament was ashamed of what our country has done to the people of Afghanistan."

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"Perhaps they are right to be."