“Do you agree with John McDonnell, who said this was…state-sponsored?” “If we’re going to make an…assertion like that we’ve got to have the absolute evidence…”
Three in four support some kind of action. However, three in five appear unwilling to risk members of our armed forces losing their lives.
She cited the attack in Salisbury: “We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised….in Syria, on the streets of the UK…
With over 1,000 responses in, the Tory grassroots appear to believe that May would be right to abandon Blair’s precedent and act on the royal prerogative.
The Prime Minister announces airstrikes against the Syrian regime following its chemical attack.
“We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised – within Syria, on the streets of the UK…”
The UK could set a lead by announcing that it will dedicate a fixed or minimum percentage of the aid budget to fighting sexual and gender based violence.
In 2013, Conservative rebels joined with Labour to sink Cameron’s plan. Might the reverse happen five years later?
And: should the Government have the power to do so without a preceding Commons vote?
Plus: For and against bombing Syria. For Andrew Neil. Against Andrew Adonis. And: not an erection in sight.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Ask one question: In what conflict has Jeremy Corbyn ever been on Britain’s side? He always finds a way of blaming the world’s problems on the West.
The atrocity demands a response, but will the President favour international diplomacy or military action?
Parliament’s job should be to hold the Prime Minister and Executive to account for what they have to do, rather than becoming a party to it.
Public opinion would back missile strikes against Assad, and arming a credible opposition, were there to be one. But not more western boots on the ground.