Today leading the debate on Iraq in the House of Commons Liberal Democrat Leader Menzies Campbell has outlined his party’s strategy to bring troops home from Iraq by October.
Menzies Campbell said:
“The Prime Minister should have been here to speak for himself and his government on a substantive motion.
“With chilling regularity, almost every Wednesday we acknowledge British fatalities. I don’t know how the other Party leaders feel but for me it’s the bleakest moment of the week.
“Today the British public deserve to hear all of the party leaders.”
Outlining the Liberal Democrat strategy for Iraq Menzies Campbell said:
Given the lack of UK influence over coalition strategy, the deepening sectarian conflict, and the increasing antipathy of the Iraqi people to the coalition forces, the time has come for a controlled exit.
“We have done all we can and our presence is exacerbating the situation.
“The process of withdrawal should begin on in May and end in October. It is time to go.”