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The BBC presenter confronted accusations of being “weak” and “out of her depth” from social media customers. Ms Bruce hosted a particular Afghanistan centered version of Question Time, after the nation fell to the Taliban.

On August 15 the Taliban stormed Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, with westerners and their allies pressured to flee to the airport.

The Question Time panel, together with James Cleverly, a Foreign Office minister, and shadow international secretary Lisa Nandy, debated the problem on Thursday.

The line up additionally contained former worldwide improvement secretary Rory Stewart, and journalists Nelufar Hedayat and Mehdi Hasan.

Ms Bruce quickly got here beneath hearth over her efficiency within the chair, and have become a trending subject on UK Twitter.

One critic wrote: “How weak is Fiona Bruce?

“James Cleverly just rolled right over her and it was left to an audience member to stop him and put him straight. Farcical.”

Another requested: “Why does Fiona Bruce continually try to challenge and interrupt Lisa Nandy but not James Cleverly, despite him never answering the question?”

A 3rd stated: “Fiona Bruce is so out of her depth leading Question Time.

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He replied: “I’m not able to give that commitment right now but there is always an after-action review.

“That will of course happen with this and questions will be asked of everyone involved in the decision politically, militarily, diplomatically.”

Speaking for Labour, Ms Nandy criticised the Government over its degree of preparations for withdrawal.

She stated: “Our government had 18 months to prepare, 18 months ago in Doha there was an agreement that the US would be leaving and Joe Biden has always made clear he would respect that agreement.”

However she additionally admitted Mr Biden’s withdrawal undermined the Afghan military, commenting: “The decision by Joe Biden to put a firm end date on the withdrawal obviously helped to motivate the Taliban, and give them a signal that they could advance across the country.

“It had a huge impact on the morale of the Afghan forces and really undermined the efforts that had been made to try and strengthen their resilience.”

Last year Donald Trump signed a cope with the Taliban to withdraw US troops by May 2020.

In return the Taliban stated they might start negotiations with the Afghan authorities, which they’ve now deposed, and never harbour Al-Qaeda terrorists once more.

Mr Biden delayed the ultimate pull out, so it will coincide with the twentieth anniversary of 9/11.

The Taliban supplied sanctuary to the Al-Qaeda terrorists who attacked New York and Washington DC in 2001.

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