UK Syria

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 01.12.2016 | 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 01.12.2016 | 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 01.12.2016 | 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 01.12.2016 | 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 29.11.2016 | 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. ...

Read The House Of Commons Motion On Syria Bombing

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

David Cameron has started the countdown to UK military action in Syria with a Commons motion designed to appeal directly to Labour MPs. The Prime M...

Air Strikes Will Not Work - We Need a Long Term Solution to Extremism

Jack Davies | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Davies

Within the next week Members of Parliament will be voting on whether to launch air strikes against ISIS in Syria. With many Labour and Conservative MPs in support of extending air strikes into Syria, it is likely that the first bombing raids will take place towards the end of next week. But it has not been determined what the government wishes to achieve by bombing Syria.

Bombing Syria Is The Wrong Choice for Labour MPs

George Dokimakis | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

Imagine an abusive household. The parents constantly fight. They fight in front of their children. The hurl emotional abuse against each other and t...

How I Will Vote on Bombing ISIL in Syria

Tulip Siddiq | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tulip Siddiq

I want to make clear that whatever the outcome of the discussions, I will be voting against Syrian intervention. For some, air strikes in Syria can be justified solely on the basis that we are already launching air strikes against the same foe in Iraq. This vote, in their minds, is a mere extension of the war against ISIL to another country.

Hilary Benn Denies Wanting To Take Over As Labour Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

Hilary Benn has denied he has his sights set on taking over from Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, amid a deep and damaging split in the party over whet...

The Waugh Zone December 1, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday December 1, 2015… 1) START THE WAR COALITION Of course, it’s not ‘war’ in the usual sense,...