UK Syria

Tory MP Tells Owen Jones Jeremy Corbyn Is 'Brave' But Will Never Be PM

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn is "admirable" for sticking to his pacifist beliefs, but by doing so he shows that he is "unfit to be Prime Minister", a Tory MP said as...

The 12 Days Of Bombing Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Things are getting festive in the Commons today, with both sides raging in a debate on whether or not we should bomb Syria in the hopes of destabilisi...

Charlotte Church Sums Up The First 30mins Of The Syria Debate In A Single Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

Charlotte Church has urged opposition MPs to stop asking David Cameron to apologise over his comments suggesting people who vote against intervention ...

Here Is Why One Young Syrian Man Does Not Want Us To Bomb His Home Country

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's politicians are debating in parliament today (Wednesday) on whether to bomb the Islamic State in Syria. David Cameron has urged Tory MPs not...

Cameron Refuses To Apologise For Branding Anti-War MPs 'Terrorist Sympathisers'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron repeatedly refused to apologise today for branding MPs opposed to launching airstrikes against Isis in Syria "terrorist sympathisers", a...

Stephen Fry Has A Bitter Warning For MPs On Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK

Comedian Stephen Fry has spoken out on the historic vote which could see Britain go to war with Islamic State in Syria. The 'QI' frontman took to ...

All These Very Normal People Are Outing Themselves As 'Terrorist Sympathisers'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Staff | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

David Cameron's claim that MPs who vote against bombing in Syria are "terrorist sympathisers" continues to spectacularly backfire today as Britons out...

Anti-War Protesters Branded Misogynistic After Targeting 'Childless' Stella Creasy

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

An anti-war demonstration has suffered a huge backlash over claims it targeted the home of Stella Creasy, with one person saying this was ok because s...

12-Point House Of Commons Motion On Bombing Syria Explained

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics

MPs will today vote on a 236 word, 12-point motion to authorise bombing raids in Syria. It has been drafted to mirror almost exactly Labour’s recent...

Labour MP Sent Photo Of Dead Baby In Post For Backing Syria Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Paul Waugh | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour MP who intends to vote in favour of airstrikes against Isis in Syria today has been sent a photo of a dead baby through the post, amid compla...

'Odious Trolls' Attack Hospitalised Labour MP For Backing Syria Air Strikes

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

The bitter internal battle within the Labour party over Syria airstrikes has hit a new low after Mike Gapes was targeted by so-called Jeremy Corbyn su...

According To Cameron, This Syria Poll Would Make Every Other Person A 'Terrorist Sympathiser'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

David Cameron's claims that MPs who vote against bombing in Syria are "terrorist sympathisers" has backfired after his comments were torn apart as a "...

The Waugh Zone December 2, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday December 2, 2015… 1) WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? The day of the Syria debate and vote has arrived and...

'Have We Learned Nothing?' - Why I Am Against UK Military Action In Syria

Shahrar Ali | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Shahrar Ali

On 26 November 2015, in his address to the Commons, Cameron said he would not seek a vote on military action in Syria unless he thought he could win. ...

How the Vote on Syrian Air Strikes Has Exposed Corbyn's Dilemma

Matty Edwards | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

After whipping up excitement about a 'new kind of politics' during the Labour leadership election campaign this summer, Jeremy Corbyn set out a different way of running parliamentary opposition, but the looming vote on Syrian air strikes has exposed the difficulty of putting this into practice effectively.

Cameron Calling Corbyn A 'Terrorist Sympathiser' Was Not A Good Idea

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK

Hundreds of people are rebuking the Prime Minister for calling Jeremy Corbyn a "terrorist sympathiser" over his refusal to back airstrikes in Syria. ...

11 Pictures From Tuesday's Emergency 'Stop The War Coalition' Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK

More than a thousand protesters flocked to Central London on Tuesday evening, braving the iced November air to urge MPs to vote against extending Brit...

Stop The War Protest: 'This is a war that doesn't even have the support of the Daily Mail.'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

Stop the War convener Lindsey German tonight told hundreds of protestors she is “ashamed” that Tony Benn’s son, Hilary, is “leading the drive ...

Labour MP Questions Centrepiece Of Government Case For Syria Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk and Paul Waugh | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour MP wants the Government to come clean over David Cameron's contention Syria boasts 70,000 “moderate” ground troops - a centrepiece of his...

Hilary Benn Fails to Make the Case for Bombing Syria

Martin Whitlock | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

Attitudes change as societies open up, and as economic, social and educational prosperity spread, but this happens differently in different places. It is legitimate to be appalled by barbaric practices from which ones own society has moved on, but it does not follow that one can bomb others into change.

On Principles, Changed Minds, and Hilary Benn

Amy Kenyon | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

We might tell Hilary Benn that a change of mind - even at this late hour - could change votes and prevent the terrible violence that we are about to unleash. Let's ask him, on behalf of all who are gravely at risk from our bombs - in Syria and here at home - to speak passionately alongside Jeremy Corbyn tomorrow. He might wish to tell us how a principled man came to change his mind.

Caroline Lucas Says We Should Sanction Saudi Arabia Instead Of Bombing Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK

Caroline Lucas has lashed out at supporters of military action in Syria during a debate with Labour MP Mary Creagh on Tuesday's episode of BBC Daily P...

The Only Moderates Fighting In Syria Are the Soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army

John Wight | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
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John Wight

Proof that the British political class hasn't learned anything after Iraq came with David Cameron's ludicrous assertion that there are 70,000 moderate rebels fighting in Syria. It was an outright fabrication to rank with Blair's sexed up dossier on Saddam's WMD, which the then prime minister asserted could be launched against Britain within 45 minutes.

RAF Can Kill Toughest ISIL Targets In Syria, Says Defence Secretary Making Case For War

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has set out the case for airstrikes in Syria, arguing it is an extension of MPs approving bombing in Iraq a year ago ...

Defiant Jeremy Corbyn Tells Pro-Syria Bombing MPs There Is 'No Hiding Place' Ahead Of Crunch Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn today warned there would be “no hiding place” for “die hard” Labour MPs backing extending airstrikes against Isil into Syria. ...