We’ve left Afghanistan. We’ve deserted the Kurds. All across the world we’re pulling out of aid projects we had undertaken to complete. Reaction’s Tim Montgomerie talks to former Tory Cabinet minister Rory Stewart about the Taliban’s bloody advance across Afghanistan and the West’s wider failure to honour commitments it makes to nations and peoples that could easily become allies of Moscow or Beijing if they conclude that London, Washington and Brussels are no longer reliable economic, military or strategic partners. The conversation concludes with Tim asking Rory if he might one day rejoin the House of Commons or, indeed, the Conservative party.
Correction of article published in The Hound on April 19 2022.