The British death toll in Afghanistan has passed the 200 mark and currently stands at 204. If military activity remains at current levels, and troops still do not receive the equipment and reinforcements that they need, the toll will pass the 300 mark by Christmas.
The Minister of Defence remains clueless and the betrayal of British troops continues. In a Government where the Minister of Health cheerfully announces that the National Health Service comes second to his local football club, the nominal Prime Minister in in denial over the economic disaster he has presided over, Ministers are positioning themselves for life beyond the next General Election, and everything the Government touches suffers, the dismal behaviour of the Ministry of Defence is parr for the course.
That still does not justify a failure that is unnecessarily costing British lives.