189 brave British souls have now perished during operations in Afghanistan. Fighting in the country rages on as the tedium of life back here in blighty continues unaltered.
With no end in sight, UK foreign secretary David Miliband has come up with a stonker of an idea which is bound to succeed. He reckons talking to the nice Afghan savages will stop the bloodshed..
In a recent speech Mr Miliband seemed to suggest that ‘all this waving guns and throwing sticks around’ is simply bad manners, and that ‘a nice tea party with real cups could calm everyone down’.
His wisdom is in doubt.