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DAVID CAMERON “Keep the British people safe” from terror attacks.

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Tom Culshaw
Written by Tom Culshaw

MPs are staging a marathon 10-and-a-half hour debate on whether to bomb Syria 

The 10 hour Commons debate will end with a vote on whether the UK joins others such as France, the US and Russia in bombing targets in Syria.

David Cameron opening to the debate was overshadowed by his repeated refusal to apologise for labelling anti-war MPs “terrorist sympathisers”.

The PM declined to apologise, but said there was “honour” in voting for or against military action.

David Cameron is making the case for air strikes against IS in Syria, saying the aim is to “keep the British people safe” from terror attacks, like the Paris attacks last month.

 

AFP

AFP

With 157 MPs asking to speak in the debate, a range of views will be heard. Today the Mirror came out against bombing, saying the PM has not made a convincing case. Members of the Foreign Affairs select committee agree.

But the Prime Minister is almost certain to succeed – and bombing could start very soon

He faced calls to apologise for reportedly saying opponents of action were “terrorist sympathisers”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the comment “demeans the office of prime minister”.

Signs flies above at least 4,000 people attend a protest in central London ahead of parliament's vote looms. The protesters do not want Britain to join air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Parliament is expected to vote next week after Prime Minister Cameron pushed MPs to back the position in the wake of this month's Paris attacks. The demonstration was organised by the Stop The War Coalition protest movement.

Signs flies above at least 4,000 people attend a protest in central London ahead of parliament’s vote looms. The protesters do not want Britain to join air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Parliament is expected to vote next week after Prime Minister Cameron pushed MPs to back the position in the wake of this month’s Paris attacks. The demonstration was organised by the Stop The War Coalition protest movement.

 

 

 

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