A young boy weeps at the coffin of his soldier father.
On the same day in the House of Commons, MPs are given a rare opportunity to debate the war that claimed Lance Corporal Joseph Pool’s life And only one in six turn up.
In Westminster, it was the first time MPs have been able to vote on the Afghanistan conflict since the 2001 invasion. But despite many claiming there was ‘no issue of greater importance’ than the war, fewer than 100 bothered to attend the debate.
If ever anything illustrated the difference between the political class in this country and the rest of us, this was it. There are 550