There don't seem to be many people making the connection between the US and UK withdrawal from Afghanistan this summer - and the increased number of Afghans now fleeing the Taliban and desperately trying to get to places like the UK

Nov 25, 2021 · 10:20 PM UTC

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Replying to @MattGarrahan
I’m happy to do more on this, frankly. It’s a huge issue among the UK’s Afghan community.
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Someone I interviewed a couple of months ago for a piece phone me multiple times a week in tears about the fate of her family.
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Nope, but might have helped if they hadn’t been invaded in the first place.
Before that, several centuries of conquest, empire & meddling in other lands & cultures. With a good dose of kick starting carbon emitting industry + consumerism = global warming. Mess left, English language spread around the world & we wonder why they come to the ‘motherland’.
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Yep we laid the eggs and they always come home
Replying to @MattGarrahan
When foreign policy failure has immediate consequences for domestic policy
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That's because it would require a level of emotional maturity, to recognise the consequences of our own actions, that unfortunately seems beyond many Brits. Hence their voting behaviour.
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Because voting for Morrison and shoving refugees into remote island concentration camps takes abundant emotional maturity.
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