A home win
HERE’S a golden chance, deep in extra time, to snatch a small victory from the jaws of our Afghanistan defeat.
The Taliban takeover has been a catastrophe for women’s rights, reversing 20 years of gains. Once again they are shrouded in black and barred from politics, education and sport.
But 32 girls from the Afghan youth football squad, along with their families, are temporarily in Pakistan where they have fled. We should fly all 111 out to begin new lives in Britain.
Leeds United is ready to find them homes and absorb the kids into their youth setup. A firm has offered to fund some costs too.
What an opportunity to change their lives for the better — and promote our compassionate Western values against the tyranny of Islamist extremism.
So we say this to Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel: Our retreat from Afghanistan after the US pulled the plug had almost no upside. Yet even now here’s an open goal.
Don’t miss, PM. Give the nod today.
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