Afghan general quits

By politics.co.uk staff

A general in the campaign against the Taliban has quit after making several critical comments about strategy.

Major general Andrew Mackay, general officer commanding Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England, was alleged by several newspapers to have had concerns over strategy and the restructuring of senior army posts.

But the MoD insisted the resignation was for personal reasons.

“We can confirm that Maj Gen Andrew Mackay has decided to leave the Army,” a spokesman said.

“This is a personal matter for him.”

The general was in charge of Prince Harry’s unit during his mission in Afghanistan.