The notion that we will indiscriminately bomb innocent civilians is ridiculous. We will be using Brimstone missiles - these are very precise, concentrated strikes that minimize the risk of collateral damage. Even the US does not have military capabilities as precise as ours. So, at the margin, our decision to join in with the coalition-led airstrikes campaign in Syria will not only weaken ISIS, but will help spare civilian lives while doing so.
A man threatened to bomb an MP’s house and “show her what it's like to murder innocents” after she voted in favour of Syria
Although many feel emotionally drained and furious after the vote to engage in Syria, the anti war movement will only grow in light of this latest military engagement. Students from all over the country are planning actions to oppose airstrikes and will not rest until they are finally listened to.
As an act of oratory, Hilary Benn's speech was indeed brilliant. It possessed all the characteristics of a great political
A man has been charged with sending malicious messages to an MP on Facebook the day after the vote on whether to bomb Syria
The government overlooked, for example, Saudi Arabia's part in perpetuating Islamic extremism. Since at least the 1970s, Saudi Arabia has used its vast wealth to spread their ultra conservative brand of Islam - Wahhabism - across the Muslim world.
Corbyn delivers his anti-airstrikes speech to the Commons "We will now hold the Government to account over its actions in
The Labour Party has this week been fraught with claims that top-tier divisions over airstrikes in Syria have caused huge
Today bombs will fall on Syria... but of course you knew that already. And you also probably knew that this week our elected
Hilary Benn's speech in Parliament on Wednesday backing airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria has divided opinion over
Each and every MP made an impossible decision. It's not bravery, it's not noble, it is our job. Don't let's gloat about our decisions from any side please. I voted against, let's just get that out of the way. I'm not revelling in my decision, I'm living with it. People will die no matter what decision was made. Feeling right won't stop the death toll.
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LBC host and radio pundit James O'Brien has delivered a blistering attack on David Cameron's description of those voting
I Hope That Parliament Will Come Together to Play Its Part in Defeating Daesh and Keeping Our Country Safe
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.
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.
Britain's politicians are debating in parliament today (Wednesday) on whether to bomb the Islamic State in Syria. David Cameron
We all wish to see an end to the war in Syria and end to terrorist attacks. We all want peace to be achieved in the Middle East and in the wider world. The decision facing our Parliament is whether UK military action in Syria now can deliver that. I believe that the Prime Minister has not demonstrated that sufficient lessons have been learned from UK military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.
The last week has certainly been a milestone in British politics for a number of reasons. They include the redefined nature of the United Kingdom's relationship with the United States; the re-emergence of Ed Miliband in dramatic form; the shattering of David Cameron's political reputation for authority which he enjoyed building over summer; and of course the game changing vote in the Commons. When taken together the set the scene for an unexpectedly new chapter in the life of this Parliament.