David Cameron’s intervention in 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, shows how a humane but firm approach to migration can work.
Posts Tagged: Syria
Of the 66 million people globally who have been forcibly displaced, approximately 40.3 million are displaced within their own countries.
If ‘fair play’ is to mean anything, then it is vital that legal redress is available to all – regardless of income or background.
The use of live ammunition is the result of decisions either made or approved by the defence minister.
Obama and his partners ignored the loudly-voiced concerns of our key Gulf strategic partners and Israel that the deal ignored potential Iranian interference in the region.
Nicky Morgan: How Parliament should handle Brexit over the next few months – and how Ministers should listen to it
I want to be very clear that the threats to May are only coming from one wing of the Party, and aren’t shared by the vast majority of Conservative MPs.
“Were we to have come to Parliament to say ‘this is what our intentions are’, then not only Syria but Russia itself would have responded as well.”
Votes loom on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the Lords. Which places a big responsibility on Labour’s leader there – Angela Smith.
Crossbench votes are always crucial in the Upper House as it now is. But the decisive role in the Bill’s consideration may well be played by the Official Opposition.
WATCH: May – “Neither I nor this government take instructions from any president or any other national government”
The Prime Minister rejects the suggestion that Donald Trump ordered the UK to join airstrikes against the Assad regime’s chemical weapons facilities.
The Prime Minister says that military action was not about regime change or intervention in civil war.
WATCH: Corbyn tells the Prime Minister she shouldn’t take her lead from Trump. She rolls her eyeballs.
“This statement serves as a reminder that the Prime Minister is accountable to this Parliament – not to the whims of the US President,” he says.
The Prime Minister faces a difficult afternoon – but will be aided by the unwillingess of Tory backbenchers to line up with Jeremy Corbyn.
WATCH: Cable – It’s “very important for the Prime Minister to build a consensus” on Syria, “which she hasn’t done”
The Liberal Democrat Leader warns that May could come to regret not holding a Commons vote if the operation goes “very badly pear-shaped”.
WATCH: Lidington – “We are neither shutting our eyes nor holding our noses” to Assad’s other war crimes
As well as punishing the use of chemical weapons, “we are seeking to hold Assad to account at the UN Security Council…despite the fact that he is protected by Russia”.
WATCH: Thornberry – “It cannot be Donald Trump and a couple of allies deciding unilaterally” on Syria
“We have been here before, when we have not had clear evidence about weapons of mass destruction.”