Category - Afghanistan

  • April 22, 2010

    As the Tory and Labour leaders prepare nervously for the second round of head-to-head combat tonight, there can be little doubt that they both plan to take advantage of the foreign policy focus of the debate by attacking the Liberal Democrats’ policy on Trident.

  • April 21, 2010

    The Leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas, has insisted that young people should be allowed a greater role in the democratic process. She pitched for the youth vote on BBC Radio 1.

  • April 21, 2010

    Churches in Wales have said that Christians are dismayed that so little mention has been made of the war in Afghanistan during the election campaign so far.

  • April 18, 2010

    “Cleggmania” is the dominant theme in the Sunday papers. “Nick Clegg almost as popular as Churchill” declares the front page of the Sunday Telegraph. The Mail on Sunday proclaims "LibDems in front for the first time in 104 years". I would hardly have been surprised to find a headline asking “Is Nick Clegg the Messiah?”.

  • April 18, 2010

    Party leaders have been criticised for avoiding the issue of Afghanistan during the election campaign, despite a poll showing that 77% of voters support the withdrawal of troops.

  • April 18, 2010

    The Communist Party of Britain (CPB) has said that after a week and a half of election campaigning, “the people's needs continue to be ignored by the main parties”.

  • April 15, 2010

    The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) have said that they offer an alternative to the “doom and gloom of mainstream parties”, after launching their manifesto for the UK general election.

  • April 13, 2010

    Plaid Cymru have launched their general election manifesto with an insistence that protection for the vulnerable is a political priority that other parties are ignoring.

  • March 19, 2010

    The Defence Select Committee of the House of Commons is facing a mixed response after saying that war is not just about winning but should lead to a “better peace”.

  • March 13, 2010

    Not for the first time, the government and the Tories are fighting a phoney war over military spending.