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BBC Question Time tonight debates Afghan policy

BBC Question Time tonight debates Afghan policy

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Thursday December 10 2009

BBC Question Time today will be broadcast from Wootton Bassett, the town in Wiltshire that has been honouring British soldiers that have been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

The programme will focus in part on government policy on Afghanistan and whether the aims that informed the government’s decision to back the invasion of the country in 2001 are being met and at what cost.

The panel will comprise of General Sir Richard Dannatt, the former head of the British army and adviser to the Conservative party on defence; the Armed Forces Minister, Bill Rammell; the shadow Foreign Secretary, William Hague; the broadcaster and former Mirror editor, Piers Morgan; the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Lord Ashdown and Salma Yaqoob, Birmingham City councillor and leader of the Respect party.

You can take part in the debate during the programme by sending Question Time a text message. The number to text is 83981.

Or, you can email comments via the Question Time website or join in the ‘Have Your Say’ debates on the website on the issues covered in the programme.

For background reading, we suggest the following recent speeches given by the Prime Minister, the Minister for the Armed Forces, Bill Rammell, and Foreign Office Minister, Ivan Lewis.

As well as questions posed to the Prime Minister during yesterday’s session of Prime Minister’s Questions.

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