From 6:45pm, listen live on Spectator.co.uk to a Spectator / Intelligence Squared debate on the future of Iraq. William Shawcross and Lt Peter Hegseth, executive director of Vets for Freedom, will propose that the surge is working and let’s win before we leave. Ali Allawi and Sir Christopher Meyer will argue for a staged withdrawal as part of a negotiated settlement. The case that allied forces should withdraw as soon as possible will be put by Tony Benn and Rory Stewart.
The debate will be broadcast live from Methodist Central Hall in Westminster and will be chaired by Andrew Neil. Once you’ve heard the panel’s views, have your say by voting in our online poll.