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Conservative MP Bob Stewart Calls Isis 'Bastards' During Debate With Owen Jones On ITV

27/11/2015 11:43 GMT | Updated 27/11/2015 12:59 GMT

A lively debate on British intervention in Syria during an episode of ITV's This Morning saw Conservative MP Bob Stewart make a passionate slip of the tongue.

Owen Jones and Julia Hartley-Brewer also joined the politician in discussion over whether Jeremy Corbyn should be allowed to vote on military intervention.

But the key moment was when Stewart made a final rallying cry to rid the UK of Islamic State: "In the end, if our country is threatened by these bastards we've got to do something about it and that's what our armed forces are there to do," he said.

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Colonel Bob Stewart slipped up during a passionate cry for military intervention

Presenter Ruth Langsford reacted with bemusement as Eamon Holmes urged those watching at home not to be offended by the swearing on the family-friendly show.

Earlier on the programme, Stewart hit out at Guardian columnist Jones after he described direct action in Syria as "a token British contribution."

The MP retorted: "Some might say it's more of a potent gesture" before telling Jones it's about our allied states. "It means so much if Britain join them, we need to join the game," he said.

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The debate came as David Cameron is rallying to gain support for direct action against the Islamic State (IS), before a vote takes place in the Commons next week.