UK Syria

By Telling Its Members To Lobby MPs To Vote Against Military Action In Syria, Momentum Is No Different From The Old Politics

Owen Bennett | Posted 28.11.2015 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

This weekend, Momentum supporters have sent 9,000 emails to Labour MPs calling on them to oppose UK bombing of Syria. Despite not being part of Labour, the group wants to influence Labour MPs. I'm still a bit confused about the role of Momentum in this age of the 'New Politics'...

This Video Brilliantly Explains How Syria's Civil War Became So Complicated

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.11.2015 | UK

This video brilliantly explains Syria's four-year civil war became so complicated, as we teeter on the edge of becoming militarily involved in it for...

Thousands Protest At Downing Street Against Joining Air Strikes Against IS In Syria

Posted 28.11.2015 | UK

Thousands of people gathered in London on Saturday to protest against plans for Britain to join air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. ...

McDonnell Wants Free Vote On Syria Air Strikes Saying It Is 'Above Party Politics'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.11.2015 | UK

Labour's shadow chancellor wants a free vote on Syria air strikes, saying the issue is "above party politics". John McDonnell said MPs should be ab...

Corbyn Asks Party Members What Labour Should Do Over Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has emailed Labour Party members asking them what their party should do on Syria, as the party splits ahead of the crucial vote on wheth...

This Video Uses Justin Bieber To Explain Why Isis Has Nothing To Do With Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

This hilarious video explains why Islamic State has nothing to do with the rest of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims. This Hour Has 22 Minutes host S...

Putin Warned Not To 'Play With Fire' Over Downed Jet

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has been warned not to "play with fire" over the Turkish military's downing of a Russian jet, amid growing tension between the two coun...

British Bombs Will Not Solve the Syrian Crisis

Andrew Smith | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Air strikes would be nothing new, the US, France, and more recently Russia, have been bombing Syria for months. The rhetoric may be about freedom for Syrians, but the air strikes have fuelled the ongoing civil war and exacerbated the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding on the ground.

Syria: Why I Am a Reluctant Bomber

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

In the interests of taste and decency, let us look away from the gruesome spectacle of the civil war that has engulfed the Labour party and concentrate instead on the far more serious conflict in Syria. So here are some questions that you might like to ask yourself (with my answers) before you decide whether you agree with David Cameron that the UK should now join the international military action against IS in Syria.

Battle Royale: France and the Devils in Raqqa

April Humble | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
April Humble

The hell of Raqqa: where the French have joined the bloodied military games, the whips of Daesh rule the land and morality fled into the night long ag...

Hilary Benn Beats 'Gag' Attempt By Corbyn Allies

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

Plans to ‘gag’ Hilary Benn from speaking alongside Jeremy Corbyn at a crunch Commons meeting on Syria have been stymied by Labour MPs. Allies o...

7 Issues MPs Are Considering Ahead Of Syria Bombing Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

MPs will spend the weekend weighing up David Cameron's case for targeted bombing raids in Syria. He argues the UK "will never be safe" unless ISIL is ...

Corbyn Isn't The Only One Against Bombing Syria - These Top Pundits' Quotes Prove It

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Debate has raged this week about Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to back a British bombing campaign against Isis in Syria. The Labour leader's admission he...

Ten Reasons Why We Are Doomed to Lose the War Against ISIS

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

Air strikes in Syria are the latest chapter in the unwinnable 'War On Terror'. Whilst we still await the Chilquot report, two governments on from the ...

The Dangers of Repetition: Iraq to Syria

Tony Mckenna | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

Reacting like a true demagogue, beating the drums of war, French 'socialist' president François Hollande has vowed to intensify the bombardment of an already pulverized Syria. Truly, those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. That was something Mr Herzog taught us too.

The Waugh Zone November 27, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday November 27, 2015… 1) JEZ’S BLACK FRIDAY Late last night, Jeremy Corbyn cancell...

Ken Livingstone Says Tony Blair And Iraq War Caused 7/7 Bombings

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone has been labelled "shameful" after saying Tony Blair "ignored" security service warnings that invading Iraq would cause terrorist atta...

Reaction To Corbyn's Syria Decision: 'Glad He's Stuck To his Guns.. But A car Crash In Slow Motion'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's decision to not support David Cameron's plans to bomb Syria has seemingly fired-up his grassroots supporters, but even they are predic...

Just Imagine... The Harrowing Journey of a 12-Year-Old Boy, Risking His Life to Find Safety

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

For three months you live like this, trying every night. You are getting weaker, sinking deeper and deeper into a hole of depression and despair. One Sunday you spend the whole day in the makeshift Jungle church, praying something with change, that night, you make the journey with a renewed sense of hope. Suddenly you find yourself hiding under the train. You are alone, the other boys you made the journey with have been caught and sent back. Your little body just fits in the gap between the train and the track. The train starts to move, you slide inside it and hide under a lorry.

Labour At War As Corbyn Reveals: I Cannot Support Syria Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk and Paul Waugh | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has thrown down the gauntlet to his Shadow Cabinet and Labour MPs after declaring he will not back David Cameron's call to launch airstr...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Spending Review, Chairman Mao and Syria Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

This week’s political news was dominated by the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, in which he performed u-turns on cuts to tax credits and police fun...

Lucy Sherriff

How One Syrian Student Escaped Kidnap And Helped Found A University For Refugees | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In 2013, Mohammed Odai Al Hashmi was due to catch a lift back home from Al Wadi International University with two friends. They were supposed to conve...

PM: Intelligence Says Bombing ISIL Needed To Protect UK

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh and Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has questioned whether British airstrikes in Syria would make Britain safer from ISIL - despite being told that UK intelligence shows ...

Bombs May Kill Extremists, but They Will Not Kill Extremism

Umar Nasser | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Umar Nasser

Nothing can ever justify an extremist taking an innocent life, particularly one who does so in the name of Islam. However, without a commitment to change deeply ingrained behaviours in our international approach, extremism is here to stay.

Audio Reveals Turkish Military's 'Warning' To Russian Plane Before It Was Shot Down

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

The Turkish military has released audio of what it claims is the warning it gave to the Russian plane before it was shot down. It refutes Russia's ...