UK MPs Call for OPCW Investigation, Parliamentary Vote Before Bombing Syria

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With US President Donald Trump seemingly working towards assembling a military coalition with France and the UK to bomb Syria, there is growing opposition to such a campaign by many Brits, especially if the campaign is launched without a parliamentary vote or any evidence implicating President Bashar al-Assad.

Brits have expressed their disapproval of military intervention against the Syrian Army and other Syrian government forces by writing to and calling their local representatives in the House of Commons, as many others did in the run up to the failed parliamentary vote to attack Syria in 2013.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May is now considering launching a military campaign against Syria with the US and France, perhaps without seeking approval from parliament. This has particularly alarmed and angered many Brits, and a number of MPs are now speaking out on their behalf.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said “It is vital that parliament has the chance to debate and decide in advance on any government proposals to support a new US-led military intervention in Syria, which risks a dangerous escalation of the conflict,” on April 12. 

Stewart McDonald, MP for Glasgow South and the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) spokesperson for defense, advised PM May to exercise “extreme caution” in dealing with matter.

“I am not convinced that the retaliatory airstrikes…

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