Responding to the continued territory gains by the Taliban in Afghanistan, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey MP said:
“As the Taliban take swathes of territory on their advance towards Kabul, millions of women and girls are facing the prospect of a new era of injustice, inequality and brutality - while the potential for a new vector of international terrorism forms across Afghanistan.
“Meanwhile the UK is failing to meet its moral obligation to those interpreters who risked their lives supporting our troops, while our international development spending in Afghanistan has been slashed.
“The spectre of a new security threat is looming. The UK government must work urgently with our international partners because right now we are failing to meet our responsibilities to the Afghan people.”