The body of a soldier from County Durham is due to be flown back home alongside two other British soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan.
Sapper Daryn Roy of 21 Engineer Regiment and Corporal Harvey Holmes of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, died in explosions earlier this week. Lance Corporal Barry Buxton, also of 21 Engineer Regiment, died in a road accident.
The fatalities now number 284.
As the many of our troops deployed overseas have been denied their right to vote, we have this behaviour occurring. It angers me to think that anyone would give away their vote when so many struggled and even died for each and every one of us to have the right to vote. To give their vote to someone in another country should be illegal.
Frighteningly, the three main parties are declared warmakers. None considers invading Afghanistan is wrong even although history tells us differently. Even Nick Clegg supports the invasion of a 'failed state' provided there is the "right equipment the right resources." What does he mean by that? The military will never have the equipment they really need in the way the Americans do and as for resources, does he mean cannon fodder? I have no faith whatsoever in any political party which supports wars like Iraq and Afghanistan. These countries were of no danger to our home security yet, now they have been enacted, our security will be at risk for generations to come.