David Cameron would appoint Minister for Afghanistan

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  1. David Cameron 'would appoint Minister for Afghanistan'
    David Cameron would consider appointing a Minister for Afghanistan to ensure the issue is given proper priority in a Conservative administration, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

    By Andrew Porter, Political Editor
    Published: 10:00PM BST 03 Aug 2009

    David Cameron 'would appoint Minister for Afghanistan' Photo: PA
    The Tory leader has watched Gordon Brown struggle to quell public anger over the way troops have been equipped to fight the war in Helmand.
    The Ministry of Defence's handling of the issues of helicopter shortages and compensation to troops injured in battle has been considered disastrous.
    General Sir Richard Dannatt, the retiring Chief of the General Staff, last week said that Whitehall was not properly focused on supporting the British mission in Afghanistan.
    It has led Mr Cameron to consider appointing a minister with specific responsibilities for the country.
  2. Posh dave is full of crap, What a waste. Perhaps him and his "Party" should think about problems at home rather than bending over and been well and truly shafted by our spam chums..
  3. Can you imagine that minister's expenses claims?
  4. Lets see how they walk the walk when they get into office, it's easy to sit back and wait to see what way the public sway before picking a side, it's not as easy when you have to make the decision that will sway the public one way or the other.

    I'm hoping that they do change things, but in all honesty the tory MPs and labour MPs are cut from the same cloth, it's not the same nowadays compared to 20 years ago, MPs seem to change their views and parties a lot more these days and you can barely tell what is tory and what is labour (or new labour) anymore.
  5. Minister of War would be the title.
  6. I thought we allready had one? The Defense Minister ????
  7. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    What a fcuking gimmick from a lightweight PR type
  8. I predict 1 term for the conservatives. Here 22:34 August the 3rd, 2009.
  9. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Worked out ok last time we sent one out there to defend the empire :D

  10. What New-Lab will get back in? :?
  11. Isn't this exactly what the Sec State for Defense is supposed to deal with anyway?
  12. Isn`t this what retired General Mike Jackson proposed yesterday during a TV interview. Do politicians ever have an original idea of their own...one that works that is... :roll:
  13. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    NO, its the Foreign Secretary who should define policy that is implemented by SoS Defence. The problem we have is our FCO is headed by banana boy who has about as mucg credibility and gravitas as a an empty ball point pen.

    What a total politically expedient follow the wind announcement this is
  14. Nice one :wink:
  15. Its not, because Afghanistan is more than fighting. We need effort from the MOD, Foreign Office, DFID and the national intelligence services. The Secretary of Defence doesn't have authority over all those. That's the problem.