The plight of hundreds of Afghan interpreters who have served alongside British forces over the past 20 years is becoming increasingly desperate. They are hunted by a resurgent Taliban. They are executed for “collaboration”. They are ignored by a Home Office refusing to grant many of them a right of resettlement. Our national failure to acknowledge our obligation to these men and their families is a moral catastrophe. In putting things right, we might begin to rescue not only them, but also ourselves.
They have helped our military. Therefore, in order to gain help from indigenes for our military in the future we should be flying planeloads of them here. Right now. And being liberal about it too. Better that we bring too many than too few.
Not doing so is worse than being illiberal or whatever, it’s an error.