Speaking in our new podcast episode for General Talk, hosted by Harry Bucknall, Adam Holloway, Conservative MP for Gravesham, has said that the UK should provide economic aid to Afghanistan without bolstering the Taliban’s position.

Commenting on events since the Taliban takeover in the summer, Holloway stresses the importance of building an inclusive government and that Britain should also provide non-lethal support to Afghan resistance groups:

“If the Taliban realise that the country will be contested, then they are much more likely to agree to a roadmap to peace and a government of national unity.”

In a wide-ranging interview, Holloway also talks about how the Armed Forces Parliamentary scheme helps MPs better understand the military; and the role of the Defence Select Committee, especially on procurement: “There’s no substitute for actually getting out on the ground.”


Hosted by Harry Bucknall and featuring leading figures from across the British Army and beyond, our monthly General Talk podcast examines the changing role of the military in the modern world.

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