UK Syria

James O'Brien Epically Nails PM's 'Terrorist Sympathisers' Slur In Two Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

LBC host and radio pundit James O'Brien has delivered a blistering attack on David Cameron's description of those voting against air strikes in Syria ...

We Must Support Our Neighbours and Be United Against This Terror

Tom Brake | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

We must be realistic with our predictions for the future and only hindsight will be able to say if I am making the right decision, but right now I can say that in my opinion the right decision is to support the Government's resolution to propose military intervention in Syria. I will vote in support of action tonight.

McCain Calls RAF A 'Token' Force That Will 'Drop A Few Bombs' In Syria

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

Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain said on Wednesday the extension of British military bombing into Syria would amount to "some token ...

We Have No Easy Choice on Syria - But There Is No Hope of Negotiating With Daesh

Mary Creagh | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

Airstrikes must be part of a comprehensive diplomatic, humanitarian and political peace strategy for the Middle East, in particular the rebuilding of the Syrian state. But there is no hope of negotiating with Isil. Daesh is a fascist organisation that must be defeated. The longer we leave it the harder it will be. I will be voting in favour of air strikes this evening.

I Hope That Parliament Will Come Together to Play Its Part in Defeating Daesh and Keeping Our Country Safe

David Cameron | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
David Cameron

This is not 2003. We must not use past mistakes as an excuse for indifference or inaction. And let's be clear, inaction does not amount to a strategy for our security or for the Syrian people. But inaction is a choice. I believe it's the wrong choice. We face a clear threat. We have listened to our allies. We have taken legal advice. We have a unanimous United Nations Resolution. We have discussed our proposed action extensively at meetings of the National Security Council and Cabinet... I hope that at the end of it all, the House will come together in large numbers for Britain to play its part in defeating these evil extremists and taking the action that is needed now to keep our country safe.

With Regret, I Feel I Have No Other Option But to Abstain on Syria

Jo Cox | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Jo Cox

It is with regret that I feel I have no other option but to abstain on this evening's vote... I have thought long and hard before deciding that I have no other choice. The reason is simple, I'm not against airstrikes in principle. In fact as part of an integrated strategy for Syria they are almost certainly a necessary part. But airstrikes are a tactic not a strategy and outside a strategy I fear they will fail.

Sinn Féin MP Says Syria Bombing Is 'Brits Back To What They Do Best, Murder'

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

A Sinn Féin MP who has campaigned alongside Jeremy Corbyn has labelled the British government “murderers” ahead of MPs voting on whether to bomb ...

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 ...