Clause 8 — Desertion

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 22nd May 2006.

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Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon Conservative, Newbury 5:15 pm, 22nd May 2006

Does the hon. Gentleman not understand that we are going down a long avenue of irrelevance here? This is a question of military discipline; it is not a matter of decision as to the merits or demerits, or the legality or illegality, of a particular war, or his perception of it.