The leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn has just demanded a full vote in Parliament before the government authorises military action in Syria.
Speculation has been growing over the last few days about the United Kingdom entering into an arrangement with the United States of America and France to take retaliatory action after Al-Assad’s government was accused of carrying out a chemical attack against their own citizens.
The ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair has already come out and said that parliamentary permission shouldn’t be requested ahead of a strike, but then he would say that!
According to a report on Sky News:
Mr Corbyn joined calls for the Prime Minister to have to win the approval of Parliament before ordering any UK military action in Syria.
He said: “Parliament should always be given a say on military action.
“That’s a case that I’ve made going back many, many years in Parliament. Obviously the situation is very serious, obviously there has to be, now, a demand for a political process to end the war in Syria.”
Theresa May has already made her position on the matter very clear, and after she confirmed that Al-Assad’s government is almost certainly to blame for the attach, she added:
“We will be working with our closest allies on how we can ensure that those who are responsible are held to account and how we can prevent and deter the humanitarian catastrophe that comes from the use of chemical weapons in the future.
“The continued use of chemical weapons cannot go unchallenged.”
Interestingly enough, earlier today a poll on Westmonster stated that a whopping 80% of all people questioned stated that they were AGAINST military intervention in Syria.
Perhaps there are indeed millions of people in Britain who feel that the lessons of the past still haven’t been taken on board!