Johnny Mercer comment piece in The Times

I was moved by Johnny Mercer’s heartfelt comment piece on Afghanistan in The Sunday Times.

The former Veterans Minister talks about how our “shameful exit” from Afghanistan has been a “catastrophe”.

He pays tribute to the “service families and veterans at home”, while saying that he “cannot believe what we have done” to the Afghan people.

As someone who supported the families of those who suffered fatal injury in the numerous inquests into deaths in far flung places – where grieving parents couldn’t lay a flower on the site where their brave young son fell – I dread having to go through this heart-breaking process again but we cannot abandon Afghan civilians so desperate for help from the west.

Hilary Meredith