Labour MP Paul Flynn suspended from the House of Commons for five days after he accused ministers from the Ministry of Defence of lying. Mr Flynn said:
"The role of our brave soldiers at the moment is to act as human shields for ministers' reputation. The danger to our soldiers is being prolonged by those on that (front) bench who have the power to stop it.
Isn't this very similar to the end of the First World War, when it was said that politicians lied and soldiers died and the reality was, as it is now, that our brave soldier lions are being led by ministerial donkeys?"
Foreign Secretary William Hague insisted today that there had been 'no change' in strategy or tactics in Afghanistan.
Nato-led forces in Afghanistan are reportedly scaling back operations with Afghan forces after a wave of 'insider attacks'.
British soldiers are among those who have been killed in an "insider" attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police.