Campaigning Labour MP Paul Flynn explained today why he clogged up a key Commons document with an enormous list of 425 British troops who have died in Afghanistan.
He filled 13 pages in the list of early day motions with the name, age and regiment of every single member of the armed forces who has perished in the tragic military adventure.
"It seemed to me it was the only way of drawing the attention of every MP to the consequences of what happens when we send people to war," said Mr Flynn.
"It was the only way of emphasising the fact that we have lost 425 people dead.
"We also know that there are 2,000 service personnel who have returned broken in body or in mind."
The Newport West MP accused the government of trying to play down the tragic list of casualties, including putting a stop to the regular procession of repatriated dead service personnel through Wootton Bassett.
"We should follow the example of Canada and the Netherlands and pull the troops out," he said.