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Boris Johnson to tell MPs he will ‘do right by' UK Afghanistan veterans

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Prime minister's statement follows criticism from leading military figures of west's withdrawal Boris Johnson will tell British veterans of Afghanistan that he will “do right by” soldiers who served during the 20-year campaign, after significant criticism by prominent military figures of the west's withdrawal. The prime minister is likely to come under pressure from MPs to explain how the UK intends to resettle the thousands of Afghans who were potentially eligible to come to Britain but could not be airlifted out in time.
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Boris Johnson vows £5M help for veterans amid Afghanistan criticism

1 month ago   |   By Politico

LONDON - Boris Johnson will offer an extra £5 million to help charities supporting veterans Monday as he faces another parliamentary grilling on the crisis in Afghanistan.
The prime minister will vow to “use every economic, political and diplomatic lever to protect our country from harm and help the Afghan people” in a House of Commons statement, Downing Street said.
And he will thank the 150,000 British servicemen and women for their service over the past two decades of conflict as he promises “no veteran's request for help will go unanswered.”
The promise of extra help to veterans'...
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