Sir Jeffrey Donaldson - not the day for point scoring we must help people stranded in Afghanistan

By Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP

Lagan Valley

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DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP has addressed the House of Commons debate on Afghanistan.

Sir Jeffrey:

- Reminds Parliament of Northern Ireland's contribution in Afghanistan

- Recalls the names of those from Northern Ireland who died in defence of freedom in Afghanistan

- Remembers that their sacrifice was not in vain despite this political crisis as we were protected from terrorist cells in Afghanistan for 20 years.

- Outlines our moral duty to provide safe refuge for those who helped our armed forces

- Calls for the Foreign Aid budget to be protected from cuts

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