[POLL] Should the UK give Afghan interpreters Asylum?


This week saw the sad death of an Afghan interpreter at the hands of the Taliban. The death of the interpreter, known as Popal to British troops, has led to wider calls to grant asylum to all Afghan interpreters in the UK.

The Chairman of CWF's Parliamentary Council and former Defence Minister, Sir Gerald Howarth, has said "It seems at best bizarre and at worse somewhat callous to refuse these guys a safe haven when others who have given no such service are allowed into Britain. These are people who have really made a critical difference to our Armed Forces."

But, the original plan was to have these interpreters as key men in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Would them coming to Britain hurt Afghan reconstruction as a whole?

What do you think? Vote in the poll HERE

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  • Stan Tunstall
    commented 2015-08-19 20:06:45 +0100
    They stood up for us. Now we pay back