Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face restive British lawmakers Monday to justify her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament.
The Parliament, coming back from its spring recess, is expected to hear Mrs. May say:
“Let me be absolutely clear: we have acted because it is in our national interest to do so. It is in our national interest to prevent the further use of chemical weapons in Syria and to uphold and defend the global consensus that these weapons should not be used. We have done it because we believed it was the right thing to do. And we are not alone. There is broad-based international support for the action we have taken, ‘pointing out that she has secured the support of a string of world leaders.'”
Britain joined its American and French allies on Saturday, 14 April as the Royal Air Force jets hit targets in Syria, in response to an alleged chemical attack in Douma.
Even though May is not legally bound to get the MPs’ permission before launching military action, it has become conventional in the past decade to consult the parliament prior to such decision.
“These strikes are about deterring the barbaric use of chemical weapons in Syria and…