Tobias Ellwood resigns as head of UK defence select committee after praising Taliban governance

Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood resigned as chair of the UK’s defence select committee this week, succumbing to pressure to leave the position after he praised Afghanistan’s Taliban government back in July. Ellwood, who had been the head of the committee and cross-party group since 2020, praised the Taliban government in Afghanistan two months ago following his visit to the country, saying that they succeeded in “totally transforming” the country and calling for the UK to establish relations with and recognise the new government. “Security has vastly improved, people are free to travel and the widespread corruption that impacted at every level of former President Ashraf Ghani’s government has all but disappeared,” he wrote at the time. “And the dreaded black […] Source

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