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.
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”.