British House of Commons Special Session on Afghanistan

The British House of Commons held a special session to address the situation in Afghanistan. Members of Parliament debated the ongoing… read more

The British House of Commons held a special session to address the situation in Afghanistan. Members of Parliament debated the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, pulling focus to evacuation efforts, refugee settlements, and humanitarian concerns related to the rights of women and girls under Taliban rule. Prime Minister Boris Johnson argued that the core mission in Afghanistan had ended in 2014 for the United States and NATO, and that no one could have anticipated the Taliban taking over the Afghanistan capitol so quickly. Former Prime Minster Theresa May, a Conservative member, reminded Parliament that the decision for the United States to leave Afghanistan was unilaterally negotiated by former President Trump in 2020, and that Britain should maintain a presence in the country to maintain peace. In opposition to Prime Minister Johnson, Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer criticized the government for poor planning regarding an exit strategy from the country. close

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British House of Commons Special Session on Afghanistan

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Program ID:
514139-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
London, United Kingdom
First Aired:
Aug 18, 2021 | 5:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 2021 | 1:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Aug 18, 2021 | 5:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2021 | 9:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 2021 | 4:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 2021 | 11:20am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 19, 2021 | 5:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 2021 | 11:20pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 22, 2021 | 1:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 22, 2021 | 8:57pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO

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