THE MP for Northwich has said how the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan was 'horribly predicable' and how the withdrawal of troops has been 'unforgivable'.

There were chaotic and tragic scenes at Kabul International Airport on Monday (August 16) as thousands of Afghan people desperately tried to flee the country after the Taliban take over.

Speaking on his Facebook page, the Weaver Vale MP, said the Taliban had been given the green light to take back control, two decades after being ousted from power.

He said: "The crisis in Afghanistan was horribly predictable.

"I find it unforgivable the West pulled out with no proper transitional arrangements in place despite knowing the consequences, particularly for the Afghan people.

"Trump began a withdrawal process, continued by Biden, that gave the green light for the Taliban to take back control two decades after they were ousted from power.

"Instead the transition should have involved a global response, a coalition led by the United Nations, with more support for the elected Government of Afghanistan.

"Over the last 20 years, thousands of people from military and civilian worlds have lost their lives or been injured - many hundreds losing limbs to explosive devices.

"Local families have been impacted as soldiers from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) served there.

"With the threat of civil war and the potential for Afghanistan to once again become a breeding ground for terrorism, it’s no wonder some are asking: was it worth it?"

The Labour politician also accused the British Government of going AWOL at such a crucial time, and that the Foreign Secretary would 'face the music' when Parliament is recalled on Wednesday.

He said: "Shockingly, the British Government, including Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, went AWOL at the very point their focus should have been on Afghanistan.

"Raab will face the music on Wednesday after Parliament was recalled for an emergency debate.

"If I get the opportunity to speak then I will be calling for action not mere words.

"Right now, we have a moral responsibility to protect those who worked with the outgoing government or supported US and British forces, such as translators and interpreters, as they are in mortal danger.

"And even at this late hour there needs to be global intervention through the UN to prevent the situation descending into barbarism and a humanitarian disaster involving possible revenge killings and a refugee crisis.

"At one stage there was the potential for a positive legacy. For the first time, girls and women had been able to go to school and university.

"Now we hear reports that in some regions recently captured by the Taliban, women have been prevented from attending schools and universities and banned from leaving the house without a male escort. Many are apparently feeling compelled to wear the burqa once again.

"It's an utterly bleak picture."