13 June 2013 - A Conservative MP and former diplomat has used a debate on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war to launch an attack on British foreign policy.
Rory Stewart began his remarks on 13 June 2013 by saying the invasion represented the "worst British foreign policy decision since the Boer war or, in fact, since the first Anglo-Afghan war in 1839".
He continued: "We don't think very much about Iraq... Why don't we think about these things? Because we're not very serious. At some level this country is no longer being as serious as it should be about foreign policy.
"Our newspapers are not writing enough about Iraq. The Foreign Office is not thinking enough about the failure. The military is not thinking enough about these things."
The debate, tabled by the Backbench Business Committee, was led by Green MP Caroline Lucas. read more>>>